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Very nice conversations (in Italian, and often recorded in public in Florence), with queer Italian activists and authors, often with a good intersectional perspective. You can find them on your favorite podcast app.

LGBTQIA+ & TUSCANY READINGS – This list was generously provided by Queer Tuscany Tours:


1. Rocke, Michael, ‘Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence’, Oxford,O.U.P., (1996) 


2. “Sodomites in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany: The View of Bernardino of Siena”, in ‘The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe’, ed. K. Gerard and G. Hekma, 7-31, New York, (1989). 


3. Saslow, James M., ‘Ganymede in the Renaissance: Homosexuality in Art and Society’, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, (1986). 


4. Butler, Judist, ‘Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy’, Oxford, O.U.P., (1986). 


5. Kent, Dale, ‘Friendship, Love and Trust in Renaissance Florence’, Harvard Universty Press, (2009). 


6. Pequigney, Joseph, “Sodomy in Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio” in ‘Representations’, 36 (Autumn 1991), pp. 22-42. 


7. Barkan, Leonard, ‘Transuming Passion: Ganymede and the Erotics of Humanism’, California, Stanford University Press, (1991).


8. Burch, Karen, ‘Love and Marriage: Emotion and Sexuality in the Ealry Medici Family’, Carte Italiane, 12(1) 2019