A short history of Gay Liberation in the UK

Presenter: Stuart Feather

Presenter: Stuart Feather

Giant cucumbers, fake nuns, dead light-bulbs; weapons of the first lesbian and gay sexual revolution whose demonstrations were colourful, Camp, bitingly sarcastic: wrong-footing authority at every turn. Maoists, Marxists, Radical Feminists and Radical queens struggled to define the idea of gay liberation. Agitators with positive anarchy they transformed British society for homosexual and heterosexual alike. Rhinestones and politics (must) live together.

Stuart’ s book, launched February, Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens. is published by Zero Books. http://www.zero-books.net
Endorsements of it include: Neil Bartlett. ‘Invaluable as well as entertaining first hand radical testimony from the period…..” Dr. Hakan Seckinelgin, Institute of Gender, London School of Economics. ‘I think Feather provides an interesting lens to understand the movement’s internal debates, divisions and problems…..”

 

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