Homosexuality and the City: An Historical Overview

  title={Homosexuality and the City: An Historical Overview},
  author={Robert W. Aldrich},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={1719 - 1737}
  • R. Aldrich
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • History
  • Urban Studies
Ever since the time of ancient Athens and the Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah, homosexuality has been associated with the city. Historians over the past decade have chronicled urban gay and lesbian groups in Renaissance Italy, Enlightenment France and Britain, and modern America and Australia, and social scientists have also identified emerging gay communities in Asia. Their researches show how homosexuals formed urban networks of sociability and solidarity, and how the presence of such minority… 
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