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Bad Gays: A Homosexual History

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Bad Gays: A Homosexual History

By  Huw Lemmey , Ben Miller , Read by  Ben Allen
$ 51.99
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An unconventional history of homosexuality

We all remember Oscar Wilde, but who speaks for Bosie? What about those "bad gays" whose un-exemplary lives reveal more than we might expect? Too many popular histories seek to establish heroes, pioneers, and martyrs but, as Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller argue, the past is filled with queer people whose sexualities and dastardly deeds have been overlooked.

Based on the hugely popular podcast series, Bad Gays subverts the notion of gay icons and queer heroes and asks what we can learn about LGBTQ+ history, sexuality, and identity through its villains and baddies. From the Emperor Hadrian to anthropologist Margaret Mead and notorious gangster Ronnie Kray, the authors excavate the buried history of queer lives. This includes kings, fascist thugs such as Nazi founder Ernst Rohm, artists, and debauched bon viveurs.

Together these amazing life stories expand and challenge the mainstream assumptions of sexual identity. They show that homosexuality itself was an idea that emerged in the nineteenth century and that its interpretation has been central to major historical moments of conflict from the ruptures of Weimar Republic to red-baiting in Cold War America.

ISBN: 9798212240253

ISBN-10: 9798212240253

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Publication Date: 07/19/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/19/2022 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Human Sexuality (see also Psychology - Human Sexuality)

Popular Culture

Social History