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    Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd paperback edition A look at London in a whole new way – through the history of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with ‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses and hot baths. Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops and missionaries. And so began an endless loop...

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    Celebration of LGBTQ Icons by Dan Jones Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time. LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history; legendary figures such as Freddie Mercury, Virginia Woolf, Laverne Cox, Harvey Milk and Audre Lorde have made...

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    by Peter Ackroyd A look at London in a whole new way – through the history of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with ‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses and hot baths. Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us...

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    The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian EnglandBy Neil McKenna. 28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of the gentlemen in the stalls. Moments later they are led away by the police. What followed was a scandal that shocked...

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    Published by British Museum Press. How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History takes objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by...

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    4000 Years of Judging DesireBy Eric Berkowitz. At any given point in time, some forms of sex were condoned while others were punished mercilessly. Jump forward or backward a century or two and the harmless fun of one time period becomes the gravest crime in another. This book tells the story of the struggle throughout the millennia to regulate the most...

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    Disco and the Remaking of American Culture. By Alice Echols. In the 1970s, as disco engulfed America, the question, “Do you wanna dance?” became divisive, even explosive. In this incisive history, Alice Echols reveals the ways in which disco, assumed to be shallow and disposable, permanently transformed popular music, propelling it into new sonic...

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    The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement by Mark Thompson. This large-format volume traces over 25 years of the gay and lesbian movement’s history through the pages of its foremost US newsmagazine, the Advocate. Going year by year, this volume offers a survey of major political, cultural, social, and medical events in the history of the gay...

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    By Claude J. Summers. You’ll find it difficult to put this book down. The volume covers primarily the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and the subjects include: Little Richard and Tchaikovsky, Dusty Springfield and Dame Ethel Smyth, Hildegard of Bingen and Chris Williamson, disco and vaudeville, divas and directors: all may be found here. It’s easy to...

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