Author: Andrew Lear

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PENISES IN ART are a bigger theme than you might think. After all, what is the number one question people ask in the Greek and Roman collection of any…More

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Do you need another reason to come to New York in the year of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising? If so, these three exhibits should provide one. And if you’re going to be in New York in the next month, don’t miss The Young and Evil in particular.

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CONSIDERING Boston’s reputation for Puritanism, you might expect the city’s Museum of Fine Arts to have a suitably sexless art collection. And yet, the MFA has one of the world’s…More

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David Hockney is an artist of our own time. Being openly gay and making openly homoerotic work was important to him from early in his career—even when gay relations were still illegal in the UK—and this retrospective is replete with gay themes.

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OF ALL THE THINGS that Paris is famous for—the historic neighborhoods, the amazing museums, the spectacular food—what’s often overlooked is Paris’ importance in LGBT history and culture. France…More

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Paris is of course one of the world’s greatest cities– above all, one of its great cultural cities with literature, art, architecture, fashion, cuisine and so on and so…More

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When Oscar Wilde Tours designs gay history tours, we always try to show people the gay side of famous places.  We do for instance “gay secrets” tours of Westminster…More

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People often ask how I went from doing gay secrets tours to shady ladies. How did a gay historian get interested in the history of female prostitution? First of all, a gay historian…More