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Does the pink pound have a history?
February 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
In this talk based on a decade of research, Dr Justin Bengry uncovers more than a century of evidence that shows how business has been fascinated with ‘painted’ boys and ‘mannish’ women. Whether seeking to sell books to those with ‘Bulgarian Tendencies’ in the 1910s to publishing queer personal ads and decrying ‘Evil Men’ in the 1950s, we see that long before Pride Parades and glossy gay and lesbian lifestyle magazines, commerce and homosexuality were already well acquainted.
Dr Justin Bengry is Director of the Centre for Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London where he heads the world’s first MA in Queer History.
Anne Mwangi and Peter Sanderson from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust will join Dr Bengry on the panel for the Q&A.
This webinar has been organised by the JRF/JRHT LGBT+ staff network and is open to LGBT+ people, Allies, members of the community and professionals with an interest in this topic.