Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gay on the range: An archive of gay art

I love seeing these old books from the 50's and 60's. Back then being gay was a crime. These books represent so much to the men who bought them. They could have never imagined a world like we live in today. A world where most of us live freely and openly as gay men. We've come a long way, baby!

GayAgenda reports:
History is written by the victors. They choose what will be remembered, and what covered up. So it has been with male eros. Looking at any history textbook, one would think that never has a society praised love between men, never has a painter, a poet or a pope shared his bed and his heart with another male.

Evidence of same-sex love has been either quietly suppressed, as with the Greeks and Romans, or quickly destroyed, as is still done with newly unearthed Inca and Mayan art. The result of this deception has been a needless polarization of society and untold suffering for those people who happen to fall in love with others of their own sex. READ MORE