|Hey all - today we have something different. The author of the new Queer Places - travel guides detailing the LGBTIQA history of places all around the world - agreed to write a special post for us about how she decided to write the books, and sharing a few of her favorite stories:
While I was writing Days of Love, I was researching the lives of many couples, and I found that often they chose to be buried together, most of the time side by side. In a first draft of Days of Love I was "listing" these burial places, but then, on the final version, I removed most of them, storing the info aside
On other occasion, not related to the researches for Days of Love, I was visiting for my pleasure some places, and I strongly felt like there was a "queer" connection; it happened with Vizcaya in Miami, and with Glenveagh Castle in Ireland; back home I did some digging on the internet and found out that was the case, both owners, even if not officially out, were presumably gay (but nothing is written in their official biographies).
By Elisa Rolle - Full Story at Purple Roofs
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