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British Museum launches LGBT history guide as part of Pride in London festival

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  1. GulliverUK 21 Jun 2013, 5:09pm

    http://www.britishmuseum.org/channel/object_stories/audio_a_little_gay_history.aspx

    There’s also a book on Amazon (just relased). OUR history is exceptionally important to us, not only to understand how cultures and societies treated us before, but also to educate others in political debate – because there is a warped distorted view of history, more mythical than factual, which tends to exclude any reference to our ever being. We must reclaim all of it, so that everybody knows.

    … and this from someone who hated history in school … or was that just the history teacher :)

  2. Thanks for the link Gulliver.
    I’ll never forgive Maggie Hambling for that awful memorial to Oscar Wilde, essentially a half-bust self-portrait of Maggie herself holding a ciggie as she always used to in the past, this rising from a coffin shaped block of black granite. The ciggie is more often than not broken off although it seems to get repaired every so often.
    I imagine there is some sort of reference to Dorian Gray in the way the portrait is sculpted which resembles something thoroughly corrupted, like a portrait in worms, it’s unpleasant.

  3. Jan Bridget 22 Jun 2013, 10:27am

    Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it. Pity they couldn’t show the objects they were talking about.

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