Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion and Society

Meek, J. (2015) Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion and Society. Series: Genders and sexualities in history. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137444097

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Abstract

Scotland decriminalized homosexual acts between consenting male adults in private in 1980, 13 years after similar legislation in England and Wales. This begs the question: why was Scotland different? Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland charts the experiences of gay and bisexual men in Scotland who from within the shadows of criminality forged identities and relationships despite the apparent opprobrium of the state, religious institutions and wider society. Through the use of extensive archival research and oral histories contributed by gay and bisexual men this book charts the history of male homosexuality within Scottish society from the 19th century until decriminalization occurred in 1980.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meek, Dr Jeffrey
Authors: Meek, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9781137444097

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