Tag: British history

Before Grindr, or, The Dangers of the "Gay Bachelor"

Justin Bengry In June 1967, opposition Conservative UK parliamentarians encountered a new and threatening queer danger. They feared that the Sexual Offences Bill then before them — a measure that would partially decriminalize male homosexual acts — might appear to sanction, and even promote, homosexual activity. Conservative MP Sir Cyril Osborne therefore proposed an amendment […]

Glad To Be Gay in Scarborough (1980)

Bob Cant Collaboration between the procedurally correct trade union movement and the playful street theatre of the gay liberation movement was never going to be easy. My own trade union, National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) provides a case study of events typical of trade unions […]