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Jack Kiely

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ALT-CONCLUDE. Breaking: New study shows LGBT historians live longer

Before putting pen to paper, or hands to keyboard, it occurred to me that the phrase ‘to conclude LGBT+ History Month’ is a form of oxymoron – one that reveals within it all the paradoxes, perils and indeed the problematics of LGBT history. The ‘underdevelopment’ of this field of history...

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The Problematics of LGBT History

Writing and researching LGBT history is a problem, or at least presents certain problems. Writing history at all is far from unproblematic, of course, but little is more polemic and polarising these days than ‘the gay issue’. Byrne Fone has described homophobia as ‘the last acceptable prejudice’ in Western society...