Article Published on Death of Portugese “Cross-Dresser”

>After the recent passing of Portuguese “cross-dresser” Maria Teresinha, commonly known as “the general,” the Guardian published an article recounting his life. Living as a man since 1974, the general was put on trial in 1992 and effectively opened up discussion about homosexuality, cross-dressing and transsexuality in Portugal. To read the entire article, click here. […]

James Baldwin – The Price of the Ticket

>In 1953, James Baldwin, a hard-up writer in Paris, published the extraordinary novel Go Tell it on the Mountain. Four years later he sailed home to the United States to immerse himself in the civil rights movement. Caryl Phillips explores the historic consequences of his return. British writer Caryl Phillips assesses the work and impact […]

Gay Poem Still Contrary to ‘Law of the Land’

>Today marks the 30th anniversary of the day when Denis Lemon, the editor of the now defunct but iconic UK newspaper Gay News, was found guilty of committing libel against Christianity. Mary Whitehouse, founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, (NVLA) announced her intention to sue Gay News in December 1976 after she read […]

Decriminalisation Observed

>The Observer has published a series of articles to mark the 40th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of sexual acts between men. Coming out of the dark ages by Geraldine Bedell brings together the experiences of Antony Grey, Alan Horsfall and Leo Abse in an detailed evocation of the circumstances which led to the Sexual […]