Following its successful series of events last year to mark the 40th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of gay sex, The House of Homosexual Culture has released details of upcoming events in London.

First up is Between the Covers, a celebration of the past, present and future of lesbian and gay literature.

This event includes the chance to see a home-grown MySpace star, Clayton Littlewood, reading from his soon-to-be-published Soho diary, Dirty White Boy, with character voices by David Benson.

The event will be hosted at the downstairs bar, 66 Wardour

Street and starts at 7.30pm.

On 30th March Bette and Tim Fountain will discuss The Making of Rock at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, (www.llgff.org.uk) followed by a screening of the Doris Day and Rock Hudson classic Pillow Talk.

In May and June, the Oval House Theatre in association with The House of Homosexual Culture, will produce a couple of events complementing the new Bette Bourne show, ROCK, an exploration of the life and career of Rock Hudson, the popular gay American actor who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1985.

On 30th May Bette Bourne will be inducted into the House of Homosexual Culture Hall of Fame with a red-carpet gala event celebrating this legendary drag performer, activist and actor.

Finally, on the 14th June film historian Richard Dyer presents Now We Know he was Gay, an illustrated lecture on Rock Hudson based on a queer back reading of his films.

These events are free if you book, otherwise there is a small charge for tickets. See www.ovalhouse.com for more details.