The histories of queer London, with its many cause célèbres and its reconstructions of identity and reform, are only partial accounts of the every-day experiences of queer identity across Britain. If London’s function was transitory for many queer men, or moreover null, then the experiences of those considered in this essay reflect this focal discord. Often en-mass, spatially considered paths, carved in realising identity were uprooted by local constabularies, and exposed across Britain; fracturing relationships and leaving queer men little resolve but to depart from their communities.
He is how he is because society says he is a vile, twisted creature (Rob James-Collier, 2014) He’s plotted with sideburns O’Brien to get Bates fired, got himself a ‘Blighty’ […]
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“I couldnt kill a bird by the neck or throte (sic) or anything, its horrible that” On 17th December 1968 Norma Bell […]
As its valentines I heartily recommend this ace Sussex Uni Student (Stella Simms) made documentary exploring the history of the “Dirty Weekend” in Brighton and it’s cultural, mythical status and […]
A fantastic and unique resource is currently being launched which will keep you all fascinated for hours and hours. Comprised of written submissions of every day peoples lives via the […]
As it is LBGT History Month, I thought I’d share the wealth of a documentary that helped to inspire my undergraduate research into post-war homosexuality. I was truly gratified to […]