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LGBTQ Love Stories of Paris

14feb9:00 am10:15 amLGBTQ Love Stories of Paris9:00 am - 10:15 am

LGBTQ Love Stories of Paris

Event Details

  • Gay Desert Guide's Fun & Games Dept. and present LGBTQ Love Stories of Paris
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day by learning about Paris' LGBT love stories on this 75 min Zoom with Professor Andrew Lear and Edith de Belleville!
  • Paris is the city of love. But does that include LGBTQ love? Yes, it does! The crime of sodomy was removed from the French law code in 1791, 112 years before Lawrence v Texas —and thereby hangs many a tale. So come on this tour with Professor Lear and his fantabulous Paris guide Edith de Belleville to learn about the deep mutual love of Proust and Venezuelan-French composer Reynaldo Hahn; the tumultuous relationship of poets Verlaine and Rimbaud; the complex three-sided (or more) relationship between wealthy American expat Natalie Barney, painter Romaine Brooks, and Oscar Wilde’s niece Dolly; the marriage avant la lettre of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas; the intense and modern collaborative relationship between writer Jean Cocteau and actor Jean Marais; and more. Spend Valentine’s Day in Paris with our tour of LGBTQ Paris Love Stories!
  • Speaker Bio
  • Andrew Lear is a retired professor of ancient Greek—and a world expert on same-sex love in ancient Greek culture and art. He is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the world's first and only LGBTQ history and art tour company, and Shady Ladies Tours, the women's history and art tour company. He is also working with author/actor Stephen Fry to develop TV programming on LGBTQ history and culture.


(Sunday) 9:00 am - 10:15 am


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