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Other Stories LGBT History Project

A history project by the charity Derbyshire LGBT+ documenting other stories of sexuality and gender identity

The Justin Fashanu Story – and the ugly side to the beautiful game

image: Justin Fashanu. Photograph: courtesy of Alan Quick, personal friend of Justin to whom thanks are owed for providing this, the other images used in this post and sharing his memories and stories of Justin with the project. This post... Continue Reading →

Robert King: a story of a tough life

image: a prison hulk at Woolwich dock, where Robert King was held prior to his transportation to Australia. This post is one of a series produced by a group of Nottingham Trent University undergraduate history students who have been undertaking... Continue Reading →

Lord Arthur Pelham Clinton and “the extraordinary charge of personating women”

image: Fanny (standing) and Stella with Lord Arthur Pelham-Clinton (seated). Photograph: Frederick Spalding/Essex Record Office This post is one of a series produced by a group of Nottingham Trent University undergraduate history students who have been undertaking research for the Other... Continue Reading →

Osbert Sitwell: desire for life, desire for love

image: Sir Osbert Sitwell with Mr David Horner at the Ambassador East Hotel, Chicago. The Sphere, 5 March 1949 This post is one of a series produced by a group of Nottingham Trent University undergraduate history students who have been... Continue Reading →

21st century – new century, old prejudice

The early years of the 21st century saw a range of sweeping law reforms affecting discrimination, gender recognition, civil partnership and equal marriage. Each individual step forward continued to be a hard-won battle, with setbacks along the way to each,... Continue Reading →

1970s-1990s – a new era of activism

Post 1967, new battlegrounds emerged in the struggle for equal rights; involving police, schools, government and the press. Gay Pride emerged in the 1970s as a powerful force to unite the community and galvanise the community for further action. Hundreds... Continue Reading →

The infamous Section 28

Clause 28 of the Local Government Act, passed in 1988 was a rallying point for the community. The clause, also known as Section 28, outlawed “promotion” of homosexuality in schools. The fear created by this law amongst school staff silenced... Continue Reading →

the aftermath of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act

Top: photograph of Notts & Derby Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) at 1975 Women’s March, London. Image reproduced courtesy of Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage   1967 was a landmark year in the struggle for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans) rights. The... Continue Reading →

Edward Carpenter: Radical, Socialist, Homosexual, Writer, Activist, Peak-District-Dweller, Socks-and-sandals populariser, Victorian Early Gay Rights Pioneer

Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) made his home for many years in the village of Millthorpe near Dronfield. A contemporary of Oscar Wilde, he lived a relatively open domestic existence with his partner of 30 years George Merrill. Remarkably, this attracted little... Continue Reading →

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