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Two women relaxing on a rock in the 1920s

Absurd but true story of the UK lesbianism ban that never was – and why terrified men scrapped it

A collage of a Greek statue, a peach, a Call Me By Your Name blu-ray, poppers and an iPhone with Charli XCX on Spotify

The long, deep, surprisingly versatile history of bottoms: From Ancient Greece to modern misogyny

The Queer Britain team outside the venue for their new museum.

UK’s first national LGBT+ museum to celebrate Queer Britain in all its ‘wildly diverse’ glory

Simone de Beauvoir

5 fascinating things you need to know about legendary feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir

The Kinsey Scale

Why the Kinsey Scale still matters 70 years on – and what every queer person needs to know about it

A mobile phone showing the eBay logo

eBay ‘adult items’ ban threatens to erase LGBT+ history, warn historians

Jack Guinness lounges on a leather chair in a dimly-lit office

The Queer Bible’s Jack Guinness on drag queens saving his life, LGBT+ history and being told to ‘man up’

Adventures in Time and Gender: A must-listen for LGBT+ History month

Want to make the world a better place for young queer kids? Learn your trans history

Meet the trailblazing transgender Bond girl and Playboy model who fought tirelessly for equal rights

Film reels showing images from the five films in this article

5 important, inspiring and life-affirming LGBT+ dramas retelling unforgettable chapters of queer history

Dionne Warwick accepts a MOBO award

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick is drawing the blueprint for what it means to be an LGBT+ ally

Lost letters reveal JM Barrie said 'I love you' to Robert Louis Stevenson

JM Barrie wrote Robert Louis Stevenson 3,000 word letters admitting ‘I have discovered that I love you’. Apparently, the only explanation is that they were ‘great friends’

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