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No Way, They Were Gay? (AUDIO)

By Charlotte Robinson, April 19, 2021
This week I talked to author Lee Wind about his new book “No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives & Secret Loves” a Queer History Project published by Zest/Lerner. In “No Way, They Were Gay?” Wind takes the reader on a fascinating journey through primary sources of poetry, memoir, news clippings & images of ancient artwork to explore the hidden & often surprising Queer lives & loves of two dozen historical figures. History has left out so many stories about our LGBTQ community & people who lived outside gender boundaries. Historians have even censored the lives & loves of some of the world's most famous people from William Shakespeare & Pharaoh Hatshepsut to Cary Grant & Eleanor Roosevelt. Wind skillfully revisits famous figures in the USA & world history by delving into primary sources & reassesses what's made legible about people's sexual & gender identities when the present & past are allowed to collide. The book is divided into three categories: men who loved men, women who loved women & people who lived outside of gender binaries. Wind not only delivers a long overdue education for everyone that reads this book but also helps our LGBTQ youth by providing role models that are among the most revered of leaders. Lee Wind is the founding blogger & publisher of “I’m Here. I’m Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?” an award-winning website about books, culture & empowerment for LGBTQ youth & their allies. I talked to Lee about what he hopes to accomplish with “No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives & Secret Loves” that’s available everywhere books are sold & his spin on our LGBTQ issues. LISTEN  

For More Info: leewind.org

 

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