Category Archives: Gay history

“Let us now praise famous men . . .”

Thus the Bible, and surely it knows whereof it speaks. It has become clich√©¬†for those who write about the love of one male for another to unmask figures from the past. Surprisingly, the work is not finished, for there are … Continue reading

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Gay Muslim heroes: Mahmud of Ghazni and Ayaz

The names of Sultan Mahmud’s nine wives, dozens of concubines, and more than fifty children are largely lost to history. Not so the name of Ayaz, his slave and male lover. The love between the two is often given as … Continue reading

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