Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present
Alyson Books, 2006 - 677 ページ
A unique and hugely absorbing narrative history of gay life—from Oscar Wilde to the first gay marriage performed in San Francisco in 2004—by the award-winning journalist and distinguished author of Out in the World and Sex- Crime Panic. Miller accompanies his narrative with essays and excerpts from contemporary and historical writings, and the text is illustrated with photos and line drawings.
Neil Miller is the author of Sex-Crime Panic and winner of the 2003 Randy Shilts Award for nonfiction and an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. He is also the author of In Search of Gay America, winner of the 1990 American Library Association prize for gay and lesbian literature. He teaches journalism and nonfiction writing at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
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... found themselves in a world where antigay hostility remained strong . Paragraph 175 — the same law that sent them to the camps in the first place — remained on the books until 1967 in East Germany and 1969 in West Germany .
At the time the Russian law was repealed , some 73 men remained incarcerated in Russia for consensual gay sex and 192 more were in prison under the sodomy law in combination with another offense . And when gay activists announced for ...
Although pressure to marry remained strong , it became acceptable to marry at a later age , which gave young gays and lesbians a “ window of opportunity ” to experiment with sexual feelings and attractions .