Gert Hekma teaches gay and lesbian studies in the department of Sociology
and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. He is editor of several
books on gay history and sociology, including (with Kent Gerard ) The Pursuit of Sodomy, (with Harry Oosterhuis and James D. Steakley) Gay Men
and the Sexual History of the Political Left, and (with Franz X. Eder and
Lesley Hall) Sexual Cultures in Europe. In the spring of 2004 his book
on Dutch gay male history, M/M, will be published.
Entries by Gert Hekma
social sciences >> Amsterdam
Famous as a major gay tourist destination and for its tolerance of glbtq people, in the second half of the twentieth century Amsterdam became a leader in the struggle for glbtq equality.
arts >> Dutch Friendship Glasses
Dutch friendship glasses, which were made on order to celebrate friendship in the eighteenth century, may also have covertly celebrated same-sex sexual desire; one surviving friendship glass celebrates sodomitical pleasure.
social sciences >> The Netherlands
The successes of the Dutch emancipation movement have served as an inspiration to the international struggle for glbtq equality.
social sciences >> Sexual Citizenship
The concept of sexual citizenship draws attention to the political aspects of erotics and the sexual component of politics.