Launch of Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland

We are pleased to invite you to the book launch of Queer Voices in Post-War Scotland: Male Homosexuality, Religion and Society by Jeffrey Meek on Thursday 17 September, 17:30 Lilybank House Seminar Room, Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow. Wine and nibbles will be available from 17.15. Please do come along! Professor Jeffrey Weeks will present…

From PhD to Print: An Emotional Journey

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…

Risk, Embarrassment, Democracy! Glasgow’s ‘Queer’ Scene, 1955-2008

By the mid 20th century Glasgow was home to a growing non-heterosexual population, and wherever such groups exist there are platforms for social engagement. When I interviewed 2 dozen gay and bisexual men in the mid 2000s, stories emerged which detailed the history and development of the queer scene in Glasgow. I have already produced…