In the Moslem lands, famous Iranian and Arab poets such as Hafiz i-Shirazi and Abu Nuwas praised and rued the charms of boys (whom they plied with wine and seduced).
We hope the prose and poetry, religion and mythology, art, philosophy and history collected here from around the world will serve to deepen understanding of male love’s place in human nature. They choose what will be remembered, and what covered up. Looking at any history textbook, one would think that never has a society praised love between men, never has a painter, a poet or a pope shared his bed and his heart with another male.Evidence of same-sex love has been either quietly suppressed, as with the ancient Greeks and Romans, and modern figures of all kinds, or quickly destroyed, as is still done with newly unearthed Inca and Mayan art.“I think ‘Undercover Christmas’ was a comfort food movie with heart. ” Picking out the perfect tree and decorating it is one of the funnest things to do during the season, so “The 12 Trees of Christmas” has a special place in my heart.Cheri and Tony are the adorable pair we all love to see end up together, fighting and nitpicking while battling it out to see whose tree will reign supreme.It could also illuminate the growing debate about gay marriage, a tradition documented the world over for thousands of years, but nowhere as widely or as recently as in North America, where it was practiced and honored by many of the First Nations.