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The Threat of Cross-Dressing in 1920s Britain: a series II

The Painted Boy

       Male cross-dressing was a threat in the 1920s in its inherent connection, as perceived by contemporaries, to homosexuality. Sexual inversion theory, as propounded by Havelock Ellis, strongly linked homosexuality to gender identity; the proliferation of psychological and sexological discourse in the early twentieth century resulted in the circulation of this idea in popular consciousness. 822 more words

Series

Picnic on the Queer Side: more of why I love sf/f

I was 13 years old and had been a semi-faithful reader of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for a few years. I think I found my first copy in a magazine rack in a drug store sometime during fourth grade. 1,174 more words

Personal

Heartcleft road – Gna’s Story part 8

Part 8: Little Friends –

I rolled out of bed and shambled to the window. Pulling the curtains, I was greeted by the sun peeking over a forested horizon. 3,962 more words

Stories

Calling for a Transnational Culture Shift on Street Harassment

By Brianna Suslovic

It’s a strange feeling when you realize that your life is technically in the hands of a creepy cab driver who has been making passes at you since you got in his taxi. 1,036 more words

First Person

#1584

sometimes it feels like I am back on the other side of the mirror, palms pressed to the cold glass as I beg “thee to me, sister, thee to me” and it scares me, sure, but I know I pulled you through the glass once and I know I can do it again if it takes me a lifetime of chanting, because I may not be patient but I am stubborn as hell

Writing

[Helen Humphreys | Il canto del crepuscolo]

Nel 1940, James e Rose sono una giovane coppia inglese che la guerra separa immediatamente. Lui, pilota della Raf, viene catturato dai tedeschi e spedito in un campo di concentramento per ufficiali dell’esercito Alleato, mentre lei si ritrova sola in un piccolo villaggio del Sussex, a svolgere il lavoro di sorveglianza per il mantenimento del coprifuoco. 267 more words

Gaylit

CUNTemporary May 2015 Newsletter

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