Following World War I queer people fled the metropolis of London for the “provincial” city of Florence in search of a more congenial legal regime and social context.
The assumption of homophobia in the provinces is not backed by general facts, but rather by anecdotes that are sometimes 10 or 20 years old.
Discourse of sodomy relates as much to sex between men as it does to a social inversion of authority.
Can a community based curatorial project influence a museum’s collection and programme, what methods are effective and what is the impact on participants?
The Kewpie collection comprises 600 photographs depicting the lives of self-described ‘moffies’ in Cape Town’s District Six between 1950 and the 1970s and provides a record of a community that was scattered following the demolition of District Six.
How have physical and mediated movements of LGBTQ subjects between London and the North-East has evolved since the 1980s?
This paper will explore the role of gay tourism in the 1970s, focusing on the “discovery” of destinations such as the Philippines, facilitated by an era of cheaper air travel.
The local and the ordinary will be reconstructed in order to challenge the ways in which Turing’s exceptionalism has been used in the telling of a particular kind of story about judicial savagery in the 1950s.
Bristol Ourstories has found that confidentiality is always as issue in local history, as is representation of trans people, bisexuals and the BME community.
Working from the personal papers of two queer women, Rottman sketches two different efforts to make a queer home, paying particular attention to the intersections of gender and class inscribed in their archival materials.