How do we find, describe and contextualise histories of same-sex love and gender identity?
motive opened up a space within which a departure from heteronormative values became possible
The Los Angeles Advocate captured the essence of an important segment of the LGBTQ culture.
What do the Wolfenden Papers have to say about paederasty and paedophilia?
Oral history faces the challenge of bridging the divide between the observer and the observed.
Christopher Lowen Agee In 1960 Patrolman John Mindermann, a rookie officer in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), was assigned to San Francisco’s Polk Gulch neighborhood. On his first night out, he stumbled upon the Cable Car Village, a gay bar. Speaking with me years later, he recounted this discovery […]
Historians should not assume that religious institutions have always been hostile to gay rights.