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…

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…

Gay Men, Cults of Toughness and Masculinities in Scotland

I recently revisited some of the interviews I undertook with gay and bisexual men from Scotland while putting together a postgraduate seminar on masculinities. One theme emerging from these interviews related to masculinity and effeminacy. Some of the men I spoke to remarked on the powerful cultural concept of the ‘man’, of the ‘otherness’ associated…