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Leathers in Mozambique

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From the small volume Scouts in Bondage and Other Violations of Literary Propriety. Edited by Michael Bell, a proprietor of secondhand books from the “ancient coastal town” of Lewes, England. Scouts is a collection of amusing covers, this one from 1959 is subtitled “An Adventure Story for Boys.” What? That’s what Neo-colonial crypto-homosexuality was called in the middle of the 20th century…

Flagging Yellow at Harvard: Vandal Soaks Library’s Gay Books Collection in Urine

photo: Parul Agarwal for The Harvard Crimson

About 40 books “dealing with LGBT issues” have been pulled from the shelves at Harvard University’s Lamont Library. The piss-soaked volumes will most likely have to be destroyed. According to The Harvard Crimson, an empty bottle found near the scene of the crime may have contained urine. Harvard University Police Department is calling the incident “a bias crime.” No word yet about whether they intend to use DNA analysis to identify the perpetrator, or whether surveillance cameras captured any evidence of the incident.