Stalinism and gay liberation

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Sat Dec 2 21:11:55 MST 2000

Jose wrote:

>  >>The Stalinist CPs swallowed the line that homosexuality was a 'bourgeois
>perversion' and peddled it in the West.  The more hidebound to Stalinism -
>eg various ultra-Maoist groups in the 1970s - the more likely they were to
>peddle the anti-gay view.<<
>You are generous to a fault. "Invented," not "swallowed" is closer to the

Do you know exactly when & how & by whom the line that homosexuality
was a "bourgeois perversion" got invented?  Is there any key text
that disseminated the line?


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