Phyllis Schlafly stood at the epicenter of conservative sexual politics.
Tag: history and policy
It was their word against the word of the adults, the doers of God’s work on Earth.
What do the Wolfenden Papers have to say about paederasty and paedophilia?
Homosexual law reform was supported by influential sections of the Church of England.
Interview by Lauren Gutterman Lillian Faderman’s The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle (Simon & Schuster, 2015) provides a moving and far-reaching account of the LGBT movement in the United States, from the founding of the homophile movement in the 1950s, to recent struggles for an Employment Non-Discrimination Act […]
Why a general pardon is good politics but bad history.
Kit Heyam There are over 70 plaques in York, marking historically significant places from a Roman fortress (Bootham) to a minuscule street (Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate). While the original “blue plaque” scheme was started by English Heritage, any group may erect a plaque, marking spaces linked to people or events they consider worthy […]