‘A visitor of Mrs Damer’: Queer circles in elite Georgian London
By examining the social circles that historical queer figures moved in, we are often able to draw connections to other people whose lives were lived outside of the contemporary heterosexual norm. This focus on networks is useful for demonstrating that same-sex relationships were not always entirely secret or beyond the pale in the past, particularly in certain circles.
Old Gods, New Meanings
I became increasingly intrigued by the queer themes in mythology, in a way that I now know is familiar to many people who have come before me, and many who will come after. These myths, often thousands of years old, with many versions, interpretations and translations, have the power to speak to us on a deeply personal level.
The History of Pride and Stonewall
In June, annual marches and festivities occur all over the world to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Distinct from LGBTQ+ History Month annually celebrated in the UK in February, Pride Month remembers the events at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City.