Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of publisher Alyson Books, today’s Swag Tuesday giveaway is a trio of books from author Erin McHugh’s fascinating The Portable Queer series: Out Of The Mouths Of Queers, A Gay In The Life, and Homo History.

Out Of The Mouths Of Queers: A Compendium of Bon Mots, Words of Wisdom and Sassy Sayings – Thoughts from gays of yesteryear to today’s “friends of queers.” Observations on love and sex, politics, fashion, and much more, these are the words that have endured through the centuries. But it’s not all wisecracks and witticisms – included are some of the most scandalous remarks ever made!

A Gay In The Life: A Compendium of Saints and Sinners in Gay History – Those who have changed the face of homosexuality over the centuries are not always heroic. Learn about the first great gay activist Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, read of brave men and women of the Matachine Society and of the Stonewall Riots, and relive the stories of the writers and artists who pushed a movement forward. Intriguing, shocking, and ultimately hopeful!

Homo History: A Compendium of Events that Shook and Shaped the Gay World – From the Old Testament to the New World Order, the centuries have not always championed homosexuality. But the past has also been checkered with surprising liberal periods. From ancient Rome to gay pride, here is a time capsule of gay history, presented in quick, short takes. Strange, fascinating, and historically revealing.

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