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Homogenic Love and Its Place in a Free Society

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Homogenic Love and Its Place in a Free Society by Edward Carpenter is a thought-provoking exploration of the concept of homosexual love and its role in society. Carpenter delves into the history of same-sex relationships, discussing the ancient Greek acceptance of homoeroticism and contrasting it with the more repressive attitudes of Victorian England.

Carpenter argues that homogenic love is a natural expression of human sexuality and should be embraced in a truly free society. He challenges the prevailing notions of morality and gender norms, advocating for a more inclusive and accepting attitude towards homosexuality.

The book is well-researched and eloquently written, making a compelling case for the acceptance of homosexual love in all its forms. Carpenter’s ideas are still relevant today, as society continues to grapple with issues of LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance.

Overall, Homogenic Love and Its Place in a Free Society is a thought-provoking and important read for anyone interested in the history of human sexuality and the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights.

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This pamphlet by LGBT pioneer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was originally intended to form part of his work "Love's Coming of Age", but was removed following public discourse on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895. It was subsequently published privately and circulated among his inner circle. This is Carpenter's first publication on the subject of homosexuality, and displays his typical forward-thinking and utopian sentiments. It seeks to make clear that homosexuality is innate, is more widespread than generally accepted, and even implies that degress of bisexuality may be universal. - Summary by Jake Malizia

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