At various times, homosexuality has been considered the noblest of loves, a horrible sin, a psychological condition or grounds for torture and execution. David F. Greenberg argues that homosexuality is only deviant because society has constructed, or defined, it as deviant. The book examines a vast terrain of examples and details in the history of homosexuality.
A pamphlet put out by the defunct Kasama Project, detailing accounts of former members and supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Party in the USA who were homosexual and the treatment they received by the party. The accounts contain mental and emotional abuse and bigoted language.