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Thousands of pages – from erudite to scandalous – debunking received ideas about homosexuality, the American South, history, classics, and religions – emphasizing writers who have been censored and condemned.

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Homosexuality / gay / queer / LGBTQQWXYZ – Beware! Politically incorrect! Beyond the pale! While the so-called LGBT movement sanitizes away its history, this section focuses on the ‘pariahs’ who pioneered the German and Uranian homosexual rights efforts, then the Anglophone homophile, and finally the gay-liberation revolution. The threads here are the “seven P’s” – Pederasty, the so-called ‘Paraphilias’ (into which I improperly lump Transgender and Transsexuals, along with S&M), Public sex, Prostitution, Promiscuity, Pornographers, and les Poètes Maudits. This section covers the sexual minorities that LGBTers (and the movement’s pet-poodle Social Constructionist academics) usually prefer to wash away. Among the features in this section are writings by and about important scholars and activists (particularly those suppressed or censored), and the full text of the prize-winning 1990 Encyclopedia of Homosexuality (outrageously shredded 5 years later).


• ' – The focus here is an eighth "P" even more reviled than those listed above: Planters, that is, owners of plantations (whether worked by slaves or sharecroppers), a category including most of our founding fathers. Here you'll find genealogy, wills, obituaries, pictures, books, poetry, speeches, letters, memoirs, and diaries of Percys (including three female novelists), Dents, Minors, Armstrongs, Popes, and (the only non-planters) Yarboroughs. Also here are my own memoirs, three screenplays about my Uncle Will (William Alexander Percy) and his imaginary dialogues with other American Uranians, a.k.a. Calamites (poets of boy-love).


This site is part encyclopedia, part cabinet of curiosities, part ‘gay activist agenda’. I professed history at University of Massachusetts, Boston, for over 40 years. I published about Greek and Roman demography, art, and sexuality, Judeo-Christian-Muslim homophobia, homo- sexuals in the holocaust, 'outing', the American South, and the unconscionable, counterproductive persecution of ‘pedophiles’. Click here for my CV and my scholarly work.

I am the scion of Southern families that produced William Alexander Percy, whose classic Lanterns on the Levee (1941) became a bestseller; Walker Percy, winner of the National Book Award in 1962 and Jefferson Lecturer in 1989; and Henry Longstreet Minor (A History of the Democratic Party, Macmillan, 1928), as well as numerous 19th-century writers.

After graduating as valedictorian from Middlesex School in 1951 and enrolling in the Special Program in the Humanities at Princeton, I served in the US Army from 1953 to 1956, during which I was loaned to the CIA. With a BA from the University of Tennessee, I got an MA at Cornell, a certificato at Naples, and a PhD from Princeton in 1964.

But I am also things socially deemed utterly disreputable – queer, sodomite, and aficionado of 'public sex' and bathhouses. My sponsorship of the first forum against the Vietnam war in the Deep South, at Louisiana State, Baton Rouge, drove me from my native soil. My sexual escapades in demimondes meant that my career was a moment away from destruction.

The material here reflects my origins, interests, and transforming passages through a number of radically different cliques or circles – from Southern aristocratic to New England Brahmin, to bohemian – some down-and-out and radical. Briefly, after LBJ's war crimes, I was a Republican and urban pioneer. These successive 'gangs' have defined my real education.

On this site appear many materials not otherwise on the web, some by blacklisted scholars, on topics rarely discussed elsewhere in such depth or censored outright.

I have funded this site in my estate so that it can continue and expand.

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