Tag: LGBT+ History
Stonewall and the History of LGBT Rights
In 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, prompted an uprising and subsequent demonstrations which would have a lasting impact on the LGBTQ+ community. Seth Silverberg explores this pivotal event and the legacy which grew from it.
LGBT History in India: A Colonial Legacy
In 2018, India overturned the section of the Indian Penal Code that criminalised homosexuality. Sophie Whitehead investigates the legacy that British colonialism has left on India’s attitudes towards LGBT people.
The Road to Romer
Written by Connall MacLennan. What lead up to the Romer v. Evans Supreme Court Case, fundamental to gay rights in the United States? Connall MacLennan traces it back to the shifting struggle for gay rights in Colorado, many crucial participants of which have been unrecognised.
Review: Goodbye, My Havana, Anna Veltfort – A Saga of Memories, Idealism, and Undying Love
Written by Lingxiao “Linda” Gao. Anna Veltfort’s book, Goodbye, My Havana: The Lift of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba, is both extremely detailed and expressive. Through its use of primary sources, it works both as a piece history writing and history-making.
The Song of Achilles, 10 Years On
Written by Justin Biggi. The Song of Achilles has been praised for it’s treatment of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus, one which has historically been controversial for academics. But does Miller’s retelling stand the test of time?
“Know No Shame”: Black Sails and Writing the Historical Fiction of Sexuality
Written by Jess Womack. The television series, Black Sails, approaches the question of “pre-modern” sexuality. Through a range of individual experiences, it offers a route to writing the historical fiction of sexuality.
“Deviant” Representation & Narrative Reclamation
Written by Justin Biggi. The Dionysian frescoes housed in Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries have confused scholars since their discovery. Yet, work by artists involved in the Visual AIDS collective may offer one route to interpreting these Ancient frescoes.
Gender Nonconforming Lives in Interwar Germany
Written by Connor Wimblett. Throughout the interwar period, transgender people in Germany were able to express their gender identities in new ways. The Institut für Sexualwissenschaft in Berlin was a key space and leader in queer research and healthcare.