Flight attendant unions have been hotbeds of feminist and LGBTQ activism for fifty years.
Tag: queer history
Can an archive offer “proof” that historians often seek out?
Interview by Justin Bengry Yorick Smaal’s recent book Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War (Palgrave, 2015) looks to the dynamics of wartime to consider how sex and sexuality was affected by global conflict. Massive influxes of American servicemen transformed sexual communities, and […]
When sexual desire was not attached to notions of sexual identity.
How do we find, describe and contextualise histories of same-sex love and gender identity?
Alison Lefkovitz In 1998, the ABC newsmagazine Nightline fretted that the Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinsky would “come down to the question of whether oral sex does or does not constitute adultery.” President Bill Clinton, supposedly, had told Lewinsky that oral sex could not be adultery. He had told Gennifer […]
Oral history faces the challenge of bridging the divide between the observer and the observed.