THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY’S STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY.
A compelling and comprehensive account of British LGBT lives from the late 1800s to the present day, written by a leading authority. Essential for anyone interested in LGBT issues.
From the barbaric legal and social oppression of the nineteenth century to the seismic impact of the gay liberation movement in the 1970s and beyond, COMING OUT maps the story of British LGBT identities and the ongoing struggle for equality. A compassionate and moving social history written in an open and accessible way, it lucidly illustrates the resilience and grit of the LGBT community in the face of unprecedented challenges.
Originally published to great acclaim in 1977 as a pioneering study of gay and lesbian lives, this classic prize-winning title is newly reissued in a revised and updated edition at a time when LGBT issues are a matter of national importance. As a gay activist and campaigner, Jeffrey Weeks has been on the frontline of the fight for equality for decades.
Jeffrey Weeks OBE is a research professor in the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Studies at London South Bank University. He has written extensively about gay and lesbian history over the last four decades. He lives in Southwark, London.