How should we place the incomparable Little Richard in history? Marybeth Hamilton reflects on his legacy.
Tag: queer history
“I think I was seeking among the tombs of the dead those lost friends; I would not let them go: and with the guiding hand of scholarship and the eye of a historian, against all expectations I found such friendship there in those monuments” wrote Alan Bray in 2003; Tim Reinke-Williams examines his queer legacy.
As an object, the dental dam awkwardly straddles the history of AIDS activism and queer sexuality, acting as an assertion that sex doesn’t require the presence of a penis to be real sex, while acknowledging simultaneously that such sex still carries risks. The dental dam was deployed as an object for sexual use in an attempt to abate the risk of HIV transmission, but its questionable efficacy as a barrier against the virus has reduced it, for some at least, to a latex relic of historical fears.
For LGBTQ history month, HWO are very pleased to republish Anna Hájková’s piece on the need for a queer history of the Holocaust.
Jill Liddington is an award-winning historian and writer. Author of One Hand Tied Behind Us (1978), The Long Road to Greenham (1979) and Rebel Girls (2006), Jill’s work has always championed women’s stories. In 1984 Jill discovered Anne Lister, and the discovery has shaped her life and career ever since.
This Virtual Special Issue of History Workshop Journal brings together 18 articles on the history of sexualities.
What does the controversy about York’s commemorative plaque to Anne Lister suggest about the historical recovery of queer women’s identities? Anna Clark explores.
As part of HWO’s ‘Remembering Stonewall’ feature, writer and activist Nivea Castro recounts her own memories of the riot in New York City in 1969.
How does CN Lester’s ‘Trans Like Me’ offer radical new perspectives on the integral relationship between feminism and trans rights? Onni Gust investigates as part of HWO’s Remembering Stonewall feature.
Gilbert & George’s Underneath The Arches seems to stray from the certainty of a specific location and structure, allowing the experience of homelessness to be transfigured into a performance that evokes queer masculinity, the uncanny workings of popular memory, and a home simultaneously embodied, dreamt, and just out of reach.