2023

Il Saggiatore

Essay

Bad Gays

Italian edition of 'Bad Gays: A Homosexual History' by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, published in 2023 by Il Saggiatore.

Many popular histories seek to establish homosexual heroes, pioneers and martyrs, but the past is filled with queer people whose sexualities and dastardly deeds have been overlooked despite their being informative and instructive: with characters such as the Emperor Hadrian, Lawrence of Arabia, Margaret Mead, Roger Casement and Ronnie Kray, Bad Gays asks what we can learn about LGBTQ+ history, sexuality and identity through its villains, failures, and baddies.

Here are the cover and some of the 14 portraits I created for the book.

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