The Gay Past: A Collection of Historical Essays

TitleThe Gay Past: A Collection of Historical Essays
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsLicata, Salvatore J., and Robert P. Petersen
Number of Pages224
PublisherHarrington Park Press
CityNew York

This volume traces the homosexual experience through the ages. It serves as a substantial contribution to the growing body of knowledge on the history of homosexuality, including the treatment of homosexuals in Western societies from medieval times to the present. Scholars document the history of homosexuality by exploring how socity has made life difficult and even dangerous for homosexual men and women. Through narrative history as well as biography, these essays trace the legal, social, and physical consequences of this oppression.

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