Love, Law, and Liberty: A Queer History of UK/US Relations
A lecture by British Library Curator
Wednesday, April 18, 4-6 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center 110
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public
Archivist Steven Dryden will present a multi-media history of the struggle for sexual liberation and equality in the UK and explore relationships that grew through cross-pollination with movements in the US. Drawing on campaign materials, oral history recordings, film, literary and theatrical manuscripts, official publications, and ephemera, Dryden will take us from an 1835 execution, via the trials of Oscar Wilde, to the activist communities of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, Gay Liberation Front UK, and OutRage! – tracing a transnational history that is still being written, contested and contextualized.
Part of BGLTQ UK event series.
Sponsored by the Regan Fund and the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.