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Section 28: The Banning of an LGBTQIA+ Education

Section 28: The Banning of an LGBTQIA+ Education Queers Through The Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Section 28 was introduced in 1986 by the British Conservative government to prevent the promotion of homosexuality by local authorities. It was passed as an Act through Parliament the following December. The impact of Section 28 on the lives and experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals was immeasurable. Here, we will look through […]

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Girls Want Girls: Lesbian Hyper-Sexualisation Then and Now

Girls Want Girls: Lesbian Hyper-Sexualisation Then and Now Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Lesbian and bisexual women have been hypersexualised for centuries in the sphere of popular culture. Let's look to some key examples and delve into the reasons behind hyper-sexualisation... Scientific Theory Since the emergence and prominence of lesbian scientific theory in the late 19th Century, lesbian women have been overtly sexualised. At […]

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‘Pay No Mind’: The Life and Legacy of Marsha P Johnson

'Pay No Mind': The Life and Legacy of Marsha P Johnson 'Queers Through the Years' is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Marsha P Johnson was a black transgender woman living in New Yorks Greenwich Village from 1966 to 1992. Marsha has been remembered for her pioneering and honourable work within the LGBTQ+ community, particularly during the Stonewall Riots. Who was Marsha P Johnson? At birth, Marsha was assigned a […]

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The Man on the New 50 Note: Alan Turing

The Man on the New 50 Note: Alan Turing Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Alan Turing was put on the new British fifty-pound note in June 2021. The story of the man on the note is an incredible one which dramatically impacted war and world history. 1- The 50 Note Alan Turing was a Mathematics professor at the notorious University of Cambridge and was […]

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The Relationship of Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge

The Relationship of Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. If I could have anybody, dead or alive, at a dinner party I would not hesitate to choose Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge. Since learning of these two women, I have been inspired by their lives and their love and commitment to one another. I hope you love their story as […]

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Romantic Friendship?: The Ladies of Llangollen

Romantic Friendship?: The Ladies of Llangollen Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, otherwise known as the Ladies of Llangollen, lived together in 18th Century Britain, and are remembered for their remarkable life-long relationship and attachment. Let us learn more about their relationship and its ties to historical understandings of lesbianism... Romantic Friendship Before terms such as 'lesbian' became commonly […]

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The Life of Colonel Barker

The Life of Colonel Barker Queers through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. The life of Colonel Barker is the tremendous tale of Lillias Irma Valerie Barker who led their life as a man until their criminal career caught up with them and their sexuality was exposed to the courts and public. Let us look at how Colonel Barker led their fascinating life up to and including […]

today2nd July 2021 54 3

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