[Free eBook] Extraordinary Hearts by Nicholas F. Benton [LGBT History & Culture Essays]

Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization by Nicholas F. Benton is a collection of his newspaper column essays about gay historical figures and their cultural contributions, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

These short essays were originally published in the Metro Weekly newspaper between 2010 and 2012 as the “Nick Benton’s Gay Science” column (a reference to the philosopher Nietzsche), and spotlighted many LGBT personages throughout history as well as their works which have had a lasting impact on mainstream culture, and also the changing views towards LGBT persons in their broader communities. Offered DRM-free worldwide, available @ Amazon

Free for a limited time, available DRM-free worldwide @ Amazon

Extraordinary Hearts is a compilation of 100 short essays published on consecutive weeks in the Metro Weekly gay community magazine of Washington, D.C. between October 2010 and September 2012, a critical period in shaping the national dialogue on LGBT rights. It answers Tony Kushner’s call for a “vigorous explorations of how a genuine morality can be introduced into our newly minted freedom.”

Author Nicholas Benton says, “My perspective is honed from my younger days as a seminary-graduated pioneering gay activist and philosopher-theologian in the earliest Stonewall era of the modern movement.”


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