A Masterclass: Queer History with Prof Charles Upchurch
Manchester Central Library
24th February 2022
Pioneering research by US Historian Charles Upchurch asks when did the popular ‘GAY’ LGBT+/Human Rights Campaign really start?
1964 North-Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee
1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot
1967 Passing of the Sexual Offences Act
1968 The Stonewall Riots
1958 Wolfenden Committee Report
1928 Publishing of The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe
How about the ‘Gay’ Reform Movement of the 1830’s!?
Upchurch has uncovered a remarkable campaign for popular and parliamentary ‘Gay’ Reform. His book “Beyond the Law” provides the compelling history of the fascinating reform movement.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and the event will close by 5pm.
Free hybrid event - booking essential for both in-person and virtual audience.