Beyond the Law focuses on the multiple ways various groups of individuals in the early nineteenth century understood what sodomy was, and what constituted an ethical response to it.
David Levison and the Heterosexual Revolution in Scotland
In a diatribe delivered to the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 1974, Leon David Levision preached that sex without love was ‘mutual exploitation and despoliation.’
Lovers in Leicester: A Twentieth-Century Gay Couple
Jo Somerset reads between the lines to decipher a gay couple’s secret life in Leicester during the twentieth century.
The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler
NOTCHES sits down with Chris Bryant as he discusses his new book The Glamour Boys with Richard Grayson.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover: A Queer Case
The Chatterley trial hinged on the disavowing or defending of ‘deviant’ sexual acts within the novel, making it a distinctly queer case.
‘An Equality of Injustice’: The Sex Buyers’ Bill and Lessons from History
Sex workers living under these regimes have to keep selling sex in a climate made significantly more hostile by further criminalization.
Protective Practices: A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business
The story of the historic London Rubber Company and Durex condom business, with a foreword by Lesley A. Hall.