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Book Talk: Bad Gays A Homosexual History

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

£5.00 – £20.00

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We’re really excited to be welcoming Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller as they talk to us about their book, Bad Gays A Homosexual History on Monday 6th June from 7PM.

Part revisionist history, part historical biography and based on the hugely popular podcast series, Bad Gays subverts the notion of gay icons and queer heroes and asks what we can learn about LGBTQ history, sexuality and identity through its villains and baddies. From the Emperor Hadrian to notorious gangster Ronnie Kray, the authors excavate the buried history of queer lives. This includes fascist thugs, famous artists, austere puritans and debauched bon viveurs, imperialists, G-men and architects.

Together these amazing life stories expand and challenge the mainstream assumptions of sexual identity. They show that homosexuality itself was an idea that emerged in the nineteenth century and that its interpretation has been central to major historical moments of conflict from the ruptures of Weimar Republic to red-baiting in Cold War America.

The talk is a joint fundraiser hosted by Partisan and our space users and friends, Queer Family Tea, with all ticket proceeds being split between both groups. We’re pleased to announce that the talk is going to be hosted by QFT regular Grey:

Grey is a queer, non-binary writer and creative living in Manchester after completing an MA in Gender Studies and Creative Writing.They work at Queer Lit in NQ, volunteer at Queer Family Tea and host a monthly podcast called Munchin’ on Voices Radio.
Information on how to find our space, accessibility and how to get in touch can be be found via the, ‘contact us‘ page of our site.
Copies of the book will also be available to purchase at the event!

 

 

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Date:
June 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£5.00 – £20.00
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