Born to be Gay: A History of Homosexuality

Born to be Gay: A History of Homosexuality

by William Naphy
     
 

There has long been an assumption in the West that views on sex and sexuality are basically similar worldwide. This has never been the case. Many ancient cultures actively promoted same-sex relationships as an integral part of adolescence or even worship. The rise of Judeo-Christian views forced homosexuality “underground,” leading to Henry VIII’s

Overview

There has long been an assumption in the West that views on sex and sexuality are basically similar worldwide. This has never been the case. Many ancient cultures actively promoted same-sex relationships as an integral part of adolescence or even worship. The rise of Judeo-Christian views forced homosexuality “underground,” leading to Henry VIII’s 1533 ban on homosexuals and Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment for sodomy. Born to be Gay takes a radical look at the history of homosexuality, from Bacchanalian orgies to Gay Pride.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752436944
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Revealing History Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.97(d)

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