Tag: history

LGBT Movies From 2017 You Need To See

Shannon Keating BuzzFeed News Reporter Even though 2017 has been almost universally shitty for everything else, it’s been a great year for queer movies. Back in February — following the Oscars flub of the century — we celebrated the Best Picture triumph of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ gorgeous three-part […]

History – Rent Boys – UK 1885-1957 – Part 1

  Jonathan Coleman University of Kentucky, jonathan.coleman@uky.edu   ABSTRACT OF DISSERTATION RENT: SAME-SEX PROSTITUTION IN MODERN BRITAIN, 1885-1957 Rent: Same-Sex Prostitution in Modern Britain, 1885-1957 chronicles the concept of “rent boys” and the men who purchased their services. This dissertation demonstrates how queer identity in Britain, until contemporary […]

HISTORY – The Life of Antinous

  Antinous (also Antinoüs or Antinoös; Ancient Greek: Ἀντίνοος; 27 November, c. 111 – before 30 October 130) was a Bithynian Greek youth and a favourite, or lover, of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He was deified after his death, being worshiped in both the Greek East and Latin West, […]

LGBT HISTORY – 1980s AIDS crisis – SURVIVORS MEMORIES

‘No one should die alone, and no one should be in the hospital on their death beds with family calling to say “this was gods punishment”. My friends and I, men and women, acted as a protective layer for ill friends, and companion to mutual friends juggling the same, difficult reality of trying to be there, and be strong when we were losing our family right and left. Difficult times, that should never be forgotten.’

HISTORY – Homosexuality in Ancient Greece – Part 2

“The pederastic form of same-sex relationships was a prominent feature of ancient Greece and Roman civilization. In these civilizations, male erotic interest in persons of the same sex was generally assumed to be universally present and psychologically normal, but not exclusive.” (Greenberg,Transformations of Homosexuality-Based Classifications, p. 181 in The Gender/Sexuality Reader Culture, History, Politico Economy, editors Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo.)

HISTORY – HOMOSEXUALITY – PART 4

Homosexuality as a Sin   Same-sex sexual acts have a history; today they are called “homosexuality”. Before ‘homosexuality” they were called “sodomy”. In England during the reign of King Henry VIII “sodomy” became a civil offense with the passage of the buggery Act of 1533. Many authors have […]