Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century is a comprehensive and fascinating survey of the key figures in gay and lesbian history from classical times to the mid-twentieth century. Among those included are:
* Classical heroes - Achilles; Aeneas; Ganymede
* Literary giants - Sappho; Christopher Marlowe; Arthur Rimbaud; Oscar Wilde
* Royalty and politicians - Edward II; King James I; Horace Walpole; Michel de Montaigne.
Over the course of some 500 entries, expert contributors provide a complete and vivid picture of gay and lesbian life in the Western world throughout the ages.
Who's Who includes entries on: Achilles, Alexander the Great, Horatio Alger, Jr., Hans Christian Andersen, Lord George Gordon Byron, Julius Caesar, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry Cowell, Emily Dickinson, Lili Elbe, Hippolyte Flandrin, Sigmund Freud, Greta Garbo, Gluck, Herod Atticus, Henry James, Friedrich Krupp, Christopher Marlowe, Ovid, Lord Arthur Somerset, Gertrude Stein, Alfred Tennyson, Ethel Water and many more