Published by Thames & Hudson

From ancient Chinese courtiers to pioneers of gay liberation in the 21st century, from the unknowable relationships of the distant past to the frankest affirmations of modern sexual identity, this comprehensive survey gives pause for thought and affirms the diversity of human history. Often colourful, occasionally tragic, but all in some way extraordinary, these life stories reflect – and have sometimes helped to shape – contemporary attitudes towards same-sex intimacy.
Runner up of the 2013 HistoryToday/Longman Picture Research Awards.