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Roger Casement : a gay Irish martyr or victim of a British forgery?

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  Sir Roger Casement, CMG,  was a diplomat and Irish nationalist between 1911 and 1916, but was executed for treason during World War I. He worked for the British Foreign Office as a diplomat, becoming known as a humanitarian activist, and later as a poet and Easter Rising leader. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations”, he was honored in … Continue reading



Notorious Newport: gay tales of booty, murder and mansions by the sea!

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    OSCAR WILDE TOURS are dedicated to connecting people to gay history and art which so helps our community (and allies) learn so much more about the journeys taken by some great men and women that have helped us shape our own lives. Sappho and Socrates, Michelangelo and Shakespeare, Marcel Proust and Oscar Wilde: … Continue reading



Remembering Dr. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket two extraordinary Edwardian ‘drag’ artists

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  The quintessential British Dr. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket were an extraordinary musical duo that stole so many hearts as outrageous Edwardian ‘drag’ artists.  Their heartwarming rags to riches story may seem like a gay fairy story now, but for those of us in the Uk during that period, every line is very … Continue reading



Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute, London

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  Bishopsgate Institute stages a take-over of The Curve with an archive installation of objects, ephemera, and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history. Bishopsgate Institute has been collecting the lived experiences of everyday people for over a century, and their unique special collections and archives present the stories of individuals, collectives … Continue reading



THE UNTOLD GAY STORIES OF AUSCHWITZ

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  80 percent of gay men sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camp died there – some finding love among the horror or saving the lives of others first. That’s worth remembering this Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January). Words: Hugh Kaye for Attitude UK This is an updated version of this article. With thanks to … Continue reading



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