In this podcast Dr Matt Cook of Birkbeck, Univeristy of London examines British LGBT History from 1914-1960.
2. The risk of arrest and scandal.
3. Different periods of permissiveness and perniciousness.
4. The significance of court cases and the creation of stereotypes.
5. Leading and living double lives. The growth of a community.
6. Permissive professions: the theatre, shop work, the merchant navy. Polari.
7. Not always a hidden culture - at certain places and at certain time in the 20s and 30s it was quite visible.
8. Attempts to criminalise Lesbianism. Literary censorship.
9. The impact of World War I
10. Impact of World War II.
11. Government and Press Propaganda. Backlash to the anti-gay rhetoric.
12. The Montagu scandal and the Wolfenden commission.
13. The seeds of change in the 1960s and 70s.