Julia Laite The only thing that I like about Valentine’s Day is the fact that it comes along with my family’s tradition of making a chocolate torte that is basically nothing but butter, eggs, ground almonds, and sugar, which I eat for breakfast. Growing up in Canada, Valentine’s was a […]
Niamh Cullen In July 1955 Wanda Bontà, agony aunt for the popular Italian magazine Grand Hotel, received a letter that she was both amused and baffled by, if the response she published in her column is anything to go by. It was written by a young woman who sought advice […]
Lisa Smith The typical Valentine’s Day menu highlights aphrodisiac foods, suggesting that it is a day to celebrate lust as much as love. To this end, I offer you an introduction to one of the sex symbols of the eighteenth century: the castrato. Eighteenth-century Europeans had known about eunuchs for […]
Bob Cant Collaboration between the procedurally correct trade union movement and the playful street theatre of the gay liberation movement was never going to be easy. My own trade union, National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) provides a case study of events typical of trade unions […]
Onni Gust Robert Baden-Powell, Cecil Rhodes and Lawrence of Arabia have three things in common: 1) They are all white and male- assigned; 2) They are all suspected to have harbored homosexual desires, and, in the case of Rhodes, to have had a male lover and partner; 3) They all […]
Sunday 26th January 2014 marked three years since the murder of David Kato.
Helen Smith In 2009 when I made the decision to come back to academia and start a PhD, I had it all planned out how it would go. I was freshly inspired by my umpteenth re-read of the brilliant Queer London and was determined to try and do something similar […]