Bad Gays: A Homosexual History publishes at the end of May! Part revisionist history, part historical biography and based on the hugely popular podcast series, Bad Gays subverts the notion of gay icons and queer heroes and asks what we can learn about LGBTQ history, sexuality and identity through its villains and baddies.
Join us at one (or more!) of these exciting book launch events in June! Tickets are essential - please follow the links to book direct with the hosts.
1st June - LONDON - Studio Voltaire. In conversation with Marc Thompson. Free, but booking is required. Book here.
2nd June - OXFORD - Oxford University. To celebrate the launch of the History Faculty LGBTQ+ network. Free, but you must register. Book here.
3rd June - LONDON - Foyles Charing Cross. A live Bad Gays podcast recording, hosted by Shon Faye. Tickets: £8. Book here.
4th June - CARDIFF - The Sustainable Studio. Hosted by Nazmia Jamal and Zara Siddique, co-runners of ‘Lez Read’. Tickets: £3. Book here.
6th June - MANCHESTER - Partisan Collective. Hosted by Grey Marlow. Tickets: £5. Book here.
7th June - EDINBURGH - Lighthouse, at Assembly Roxy. Hosted by Eris Young. Tickets: free - £3. Book here.
8th June- GLASGOW - Category Is... bookshop, at Bonjour. Hosted by Claire Biddles. Tickets: £. Book here.
9th June - CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge Queer History (Cambridge University). Hosted by Diarmuid Hester. Tickets £2. Book here.
10th June - BRISTOL - Bookhaus. Tickets: £5. Book here.
11th June - LONDON - The Common Press. Join us for this last night of the book tour, hosted by Juliet Jacques. Tickets: £13 (includes an exclusive Bad Gays themed cocktail!). There is a bar so please do stay after the talk to get your book signed and have a drink. Book here.[book-strip index="1" style="buy"]
Part revisionist history, part historical biography and based on the hugely popular podcast series, Bad Gays subverts the notion of gay icons and queer heroes and asks what we can learn about LGBTQ history, sexuality and identity through its villains and baddies. From the Emperor Hadrian to notorious gangster Ronnie Kray, the authors excavate the buried history of queer lives. This includes fascist thugs, famous artists, austere puritans and debauched bon viveurs, imperialists, G-men and architects.
Amusing, disturbing and fascinating, Bad Gays puts centre stage the queer villains and evil twinks in history.