Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals

byKeith SternForeword byIan Mckellen

September 1, 2009|
Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals by Keith Stern
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Queers in Historyis the first comprehensive biographical compendium of important historical and contemporary figures who were/are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. From Egyptian pharaohs, Catholic popes, and Abraham Lincoln to Bishop Gene Robinson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Angelina Jolie,Queers in Historybrings these figures, from their work to their sexuality, to life.

The hundreds of people whose stories appear in this book are some of the most intriguing personalities of their times: actors and actresses, writers and musicians, businessmen and politicians, scientists and soldiers. But this irresistibly readable encyclopedia intended for gays and straights alike doesn’t just report those details that get left out of the standard biographies; it reveals a fascinating picture of queer society and culture throughout recorded history, from the homosexual traditions practiced by samurai in Japan to the modern struggles for equal rights in America. Sir Ian McKellen offers a foreword.
Keith Sternhas produced some of the most popular biographical Web sites on the Internet. Since 1997 he has been collaborating with Sir Ian McKellen on the actor’s autobiographical website. He has also produced official websites for Lynn Redgrave, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Spinal Tap, the filmGods and Monsters, and others for movie...
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Title:Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:608 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.3 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.3 in
Published:September 1, 2009
Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781933771878

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