Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

The Homosexual Generation: Vintage Book

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 24, 2011 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: gay history, gay literature, LGBT literature, queer history, vintage book

From 1965: this mass-market paperback on homosexuality. Oh dear. From the cover commentary to the table of contents, one gets a clear sense that this volume was riddled with myths, lies, distortions, and misinformation. (Click on the images to get a close look at what I'm talking about).


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"The Sick Sick Sick Homosexual Generation!" I dunno, seems pretty unbiased to me. Also, got a laugh from "Penis Envy - or Penis Hatred?"

Amazing the depths of ignorance this thing shows.

Gay Prophet | March 24, 2011 12:58 PM

I love that the homosexual handbook is only 4 pages long!,9171,835069,00.html

or google "Time essay Homosexual in America Jan 21, 1966".

Take a look at this link to what was thought of as liberal Time magazine's views on gays in 1966.

I'm surprised the religious right isn't still giving this away at their ex-gay conferences.

I would enjoy reading through this, too. That Time essay, which I read several months ago, was astounding - scared the hell out of me and damned near scared the gay out of me. Not quite, but it sure warned the population of what our Gay Generation (couldn't the authors of this have been alliterative?) would do...

I'm glad I wasn't able to read this book when it came out - I might not be able to enjoy being gay so much!