If the item I just posted about Walt Whitman tickled your fancy, I invite you to check out two books our group read in 2006 and 2007, respectively:
Love Stories Between Men Before Homosexuality by Jonathan Katz and
Graham Robb's Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century.
I found those, by the way, by scrolling down the list of "Books We Have Read" at the bottom of this blog, which the diligent Tim Walton regularly updates as our blogmaster. If I counted correctly, we're now up to 254 titles—pretty good for slightly less than 18 years of existence!