Historically, fostering and adoption of adults could prove a useful way for men to provide legal and financial cover for a partner.
Tag: LGBT History
Coming Out in the Trade Union Movement
Coming out was a core value of gay liberation, but trade unions interpreted attempts at self-organisation by minority groups as divisive.
The Road to Section 28
Conservatives exploited homophobia to discredit opposition to Section 28, leaving Labour ambivalent to outright opposition.
Making Histories of Bolivian Sexual and Gender Diversity Legible in the Twenty-First Century
In Bolivia, political allegiances and competing priorities have shaped movements for equality for LGBTI Bolivians, and thus, their histories.
Die Bi(e)! Reading Bisexual Women’s History
Female bisexuality generates both particularly intense anger and fetishization that demand greater historical attention.
Too Hot and Horny for the Centers for Disease Control
Conservative resistance to government funding for AIDS education was racialized and sexualized.
The Legal Invention of Lesbian Sexuality in Canada
The Divorce Act of 1968 led Canadian judges to create a legal category to describe sex between women.