After a visit to Queer British Art at the Tate we bought a copy of A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity across the World by R B Parkinson. It is a very unusual book, being informative, witty and generous-spirited (and we now sell it in the shop). This week on the Post: five images from the book. Here is A gilded youth reading a book of poetry, painted by Riza–yi ‘Abbasi. Iran, 1625 –6. It’s an opaque watercolour, gold and ink on paper.