LGBT+ History

True Colours, The Beauty and Colour of Gay Pride / 2008 – 2018

True Colours is the first title for new LGBT+ publisher Black and Kuta Press. The book is a portfolio of street photography showcasing British Gay Pride in all its beauty and colour. The works were collected over a ten year period and include pride events from London, Brighton and Manchester. The publication is available digitally …

The Well of Loneliness

Editor of the Sunday Express in 1928, wrote, “I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel History has shown that book reviews can often be marred by what is socially acceptable. Some books have outraged, offended and ultimately banned because people in the past and in some …

The City and the Pillar

The 1948 New York Times review of The City and the Pillar The City and the Pillar sparked a public scandal, including notoriety and criticism, not only since it was released at a time when homosexuality was commonly considered immoral, but also because it was the first book by an accepted American author to portray overt homosexuality as …

The Execution of William North

The following articles regarding the Execution of William North, are originally sourced from the Morning Chronicle.   Saturday 22 February 1823 His Majesty was pleased to order the following for execution: . . . Wm. North, convicted last September Sessions of an unnatural crime, on Monday morning next. (Morning Chronicle) Tuesday, 25 February 1823 EXECUTION. – …

James Pratt and John Smith

James Pratt and John Smith, the last men to hang for Sodomy in England – Date of Execution: 1835 Although anal sex between consenting male adults is now legal in the UK, this was by no means always the case. Astonishingly, homosexual activity was a criminal offence right up until 1967, when the law was …

Abraham Adams, Executed for Sodomy at Newgate (1762 – 1815)

Abraham Adams was born in May 1762 at Mr Hardesty’s Bear and Ragged Staff, Mayfair, St George Hanover Square, London. He was born in an apartment rented by his father Abraham Adams Senior for the purpose of his illicit affair with an Elizabeth Burton. Abraham Senior was at the time married to a Priscilla Craister …

Munoo (1782 – 1814), Executed for Sodomy.

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