Exhibition: The love that dared speak its name: Same-sex desires in the Victorian world

Draw back the curtains and peek at the influence of the Victorian world on modern sexuality. Trace the publication of rare and censored books. Discover how homosexual scandal and the fight for lesbian and gay rights were represented in a variety of different cultural milieus. Find out about the authors and theorists whose interest in same-sex desires contributed to our current understanding of freedom. After viewing this exhibition, you may conclude that Stonewall was the noisy grandchild of an older sexual reform.

Please note this exhibition includes sexually explicit images and language, which may offend some people.

Rare Books & Special Collections, level 2, Fisher Library.
21st February – 31st July, 2011