NOT GUILTY: QUEER STO­RIES FROM A CEN­TURY OF DIS­CRIM­I­NA­TION

Sue El­liot and Steve Humphries

Diva (UK) - - Culture -

Sup­port for gay rights in the UK and glob­ally has never been more pow­er­ful, wide­spread, or en­thu­si­as­tic. From the van­tage point of 2017, same-sex mar­riage might still seem novel, but the right to have con­sen­sual sex is one which many of us take for granted. Not Guilty is a timely re­minder that sex be­tween men has only been le­gal for 50 years. Though sex be­tween women was never crim­i­nalised, les­bians and bi­sex­ual women will none­the­less find plenty of in­ter­est in this book. This book brings to­gether oral his­to­ries from dozens of men, weav­ing to­gether a com­pelling story of un­der­ground gay worlds, of het­ero mar­riages cov­er­ing queer de­sires, and of com­plex lives un­der the threat of sex­ual per­se­cu­tion. Bite­back Pub­lish­ing, £12.99

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