Jo Somerset reads between the lines to decipher a gay couple’s secret life in Leicester during the twentieth century.
Tag: British history
The Chatterley trial hinged on the disavowing or defending of ‘deviant’ sexual acts within the novel, making it a distinctly queer case.
How have commentators talked about sex with animals and what meanings have been attached to ‘bestiality’ or ‘zoophilia’?
Weston’s book is a history of 20th century medical explanations for sexual crime and medico-legal attempts at rehabilitation and cure.
Homosexuality on the Small Screen examines the history of television and its role in exploring gay lives and constructing ideas around sexual identity.
One man’s private collection of Victorian pornography is now an important historical source.
Coming out was a core value of gay liberation, but trade unions interpreted attempts at self-organisation by minority groups as divisive.