Who's who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War II

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Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon
Psychology Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Social Science - 502 pages
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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.
  

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Aldrich and Wotherspoon (history, Univ. of Sydney) are brave editors, as a "who's who" for gay studies might be seen as concretizing in an area in which the constructionist/essentialist debate is ... Read full review

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There are some distinct incorrect "musings" on the sexual preferences of Jan Magnus Bruheim. I don't think it could have hurt either author to actually speak to a family member of the Bruheims in order to verify facts. He never proclaimed to his family to have any other sexual preferences than heterosexual preferences. His family is quite aware of the many girlfriends he had. Just because he did not marry does not mean he didn't like girls. I find it amusing the authors can jump so quickly from a line "But friendship wakes no one up from death" and imply it is a statement regarding a homosexual love. I don't see where it says "But Homosexual Friendship wakes no one up from Death." So I'm confused...why infer? Why not get actual facts. The Bruheim has no issues with sexuality. Their love for Jan Magnus Bruheim exists regardless of his sexual preferences. But before making inaccurate claims the authors may want to do a bit more investigation. It a huge leap and gigantic jump to insinuate because Bruheim had homosexual friends that was he himself was homosexual. I have felt the very same words for my girlfriend when she died...all while being very straight and being married to a man...indeed "Friendship" isn't itself concerned with "gay or straight" titles...so why leap? why make assumptions and turn this poem into a "cause" and not just leave it as it is...which is a beautiful memory of a dear and beloved friend. I don't care whether he was or was not Gay...I only advocate for factual information. Proof before generalizations. Stereotyping can be quite harmful...whether one is gay or straight...both are good. And both deserve factual treatment.  

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Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon are lecturers in history at the University of Sydney.

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