What was the best time and place in history to be gay? (VIDEO)

What Was the Best Time in History to be Gay? (Video.)

What Was the Best Time in History to be Gay? (Video.)

Expanding the LGBTQ Conversation
Aug. 6 2014 7:30 AM

Ask a Homo: Gay History 101


Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. Today‘s query will surely launch a thousand dorm-room discussions: Do the rights and freedoms we currently enjoy mean that now is the best time in history to be gay?

If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, this is your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to slateoutward@gmail.com, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.


J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate associate editor. He covers life, culture, and LGBTQ issues.