Thursday, 26 April 2007

Gawd bless the Georgians

"Unnatural desire is a contradiction in terms; downright nonsense. Desire is an amatory impulse of the inmost human parts."

Hear! Hear! But these are excerpts from a 258-year-old book written by what is thought to be the first ever advocate for gay rights, and re-discovered by a University of Manchester academic.

Apparently this extraordinary piece of work, Ancient And Modern Pederasty Investigated And Exemplified, is an anthology of stories and philosophical texts in defence of male homosexuality.

Fancy! It IS the oldest profession after all....

Read more on the BBC

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