Category Archives: Good Gay History

Her-story History

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What Was Gay

J. Bryan Lawder has written an interesting article for Slate on the current debate about how much of gay identity is based on sexual attraction and behaviour v. how much of it is cultural. He includes a history a brief history of modern, and western, gay identity.

It’s a bit daunting in length but if you think of it as the Cliff Notes version of Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree you’re realise you’re actually saving time by reading it – like when you saved money by buying those shoes that were on sale…