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SUN BRONZED AND SULTRY, SINCESTUOUS - BROTHERS IN LOVE!

Now, that's my idea of a strapline.

Generally speaking, the LGBT community has a pretty poor record when it comes to its history, it seems to me. Harvey Milk, Tom of Finland, Langston Hughes, Bayard Rustin, Albert L. Gordon... So, maybe you know the names, but how much do you really know about who they were and what they did - for Us?

Don't worry though, this isn't a history lecture, we're here to look at ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN! At Gay On The Range, Ryan Richardson has assembled a collection of gay pulp paperback adult novels from the 1950s and 1960s that "portray a fantasy world full of clichés and misguidedness and absurdities."

It's a strange little time capsule of forgotten cultural artefacts, "a glimpse into a handful of publishers pushing the boundaries of acceptability in the quest for further fistfuls of dollars."

I wonder what these lost literary classics were like, and what happened to the men who read them?

There's plenty more where this came from at
Gay On The Range, and a few more DEPRAVED! gems after the jump...
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4 comments:

.::STELLA*DELLA::. said...

OMG THEY WROTE THOSE THEN? WOW...ID LOVE TO READ THOSE! NOT THAT I DIDNT KNOW GAY WAS OUT THEN...BUT WOW.

Garçon Stupide said...

I know! That was my reaction.

Noble said...

thats insane theyre interesting

jerry pritikin said...

Back then... almost every gay theme book ended with the death of a lover, or a gay friend, and never with anyone ridding off into the sunset,together. I liked Gore Vidal's short stories... they had gay O'Henry type endings. My favorite... "Pages of an abandon journal". However, reading one book was like reading them all... that was until the late 1950's. Then came the "Last Exit before Brooklyn,"Number's" The Boy's in the Band"Tea and sympathy".

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