Gay Life Stories

Gay Life Stories

  1. Robert Aldrich
  • ISBN 9780500292310
  • 19.80 x 13.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 304pp
  • 128 Illustrations, 56 in colour
  • First published 2016

Gives a voice to more than eighty people from every major continent and from all walks of life includings poets and philosophers, rulers and spies, activists and artists

Gay Life Stories

‘Prose portraits, images and paintings that surprise, move and intrigue … ultimately uplifting’ – The Observer

Alongside such celebrated figures as Michelangelo, Frederick the Great and Harvey Milk are lesser-known but no less surprising individuals: Dong Xian and the Chinese emperor Ai, whose passion flourished in the 1st century BC; the unfortunate Robert de Péronne, first to be burned at the stake for sodomy; Katharine Philips, writing proto-lesbian poetry in 17th-century England; and ‘Aimée’ and ‘Jaguar’, whose love defied the death camps of wartime Germany.

With many striking illustrations – including paintings, drawings, photographs and archival documents – Gay Life Stories will entertain, give pause for thought, and ultimately celebrate the diversity of human history.