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…

Oral History with a Hard-to-Reach Group

When I began my PhD I had a fairly firm vision of what I wanted to achieve; to collect the experience of gay and bisexual men who had lived during a period when the law and society appeared reluctant to change. Part of this inspiration came from reading Bob Cant’s landmark collection Footsteps & Witnesses,…