Provides a comprehensive modern biographical survey of homosexuality in the Western world. Among those included are:
* controversial political activists - Peter Tatchell; Guy Hocquenghem; Harvey Milk
* pop icons - David Bowie; k d lang; Boy George
* groundbreaking artists, writers and filmmakers - Pier Paolo Pasolini; Derek Jarman; David Hockney
* intellectuals who have shaped and changed the modern understanding of sexuality - Michel Foucault; Simone de Beauvoir; Alfred Kinsey
* over 500 entries - clear, informative and enjoyable to read - build up a superbly thorough overview of gay and lesbian life in our time.
'As entertaining as it is informative. It sets a standard in gay dictionaries and encyclopedias that others should note and follow. Highly recommended.' - Gay Times
'A good job of an impossible task, looking beyond the borders of North America, Australia and northern Europe to include people who have made important contributions from outside the gay and lesbian mainstream.' - Diva