Find your perfect holiday reading
Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination (Paperback)
  • Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination (Paperback)
zoom

Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£12.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 12/06/2017
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The 1967 Sexual Offences Act changed that in part, but it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality in the eyes of the law, in society and in millions of private lives. This vital new oral history - to accompany a Channel 4 documentary of the same title - tells that story through the lives of gay men who lived through those years.

Built around the intimate testimonies of some exceptional but largely unknown characters, it tells previously untold stories of denial, deceit and subterfuge, public pain and secret pleasure through the ten tumultuous decades before and since that watershed Act. The human variety of gay experience is all here: lives lived in joyous defiance of the law and a repressive society; others always in fear of a prurient tabloid press. Those committed to love and others to licence: lifelong affairs alongside casual sex.

Young gay men may now take for granted the equal treatment denied those who went before. This anniversary year is a good time to record the past, celebrate achievements and remember that hard-won freedoms can so easily be eroded in uncertain times.

Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 9781785902161
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

You may also be interested in...

Pride
Added to basket
£30.00   £24.99
Hardback
In the Closet of the Vatican
Added to basket
Straight Jacket
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Is Gender Fluid?
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
Queer City
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Logical Family
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Girl Hearts Girl
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Fabulosa!
Added to basket
£15.99   £12.99
Hardback
Queer British Art
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Diary of a Drag Queen
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
At Your Own Risk
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Queer Intentions
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister
Added to basket
Pages for Her
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
On Being Different
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Maggie & Me
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.