Saturday, March 5, 2011

A History of Homosexuality (part i) - those Germans again!

As anyone who has watched Fawlty Towers will know, it was the Germans who started it.
Same-sex erotic relationships are as old as humanity, but our modern understanding of what it means to be homosexual – and the earliest gay rights movement – started in nineteenth-century Germany, according to an article by historian Robert Beachy from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, US. 
That's what it says here (in an article written by someone who certainly sounds knowledgeable).

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