A short but fun one today:
Passed along by Syd McGinley, this interactive Victorian role playing game will allow you to see if your character would have been welcomed at the Gentleman’s Club or cruelly cut at the Ballroom.
Recommended by Erastes, a very nice vintage book blog
and two links found at physorg.com
“Gay rights movement born in 19th century Germany, scholar says”
“Eighteenth century writings of first gay activist discovered”
And in keeping with this week’s more entertainment-based theme (what, we’ve got games and everything!) but for Brits only, I’m afraid, unless you can get your browser to conceal your location, a moving TV programme about Frankie Howerd – “Rather you than me.”
Drama starring David Walliams as the comedian Frankie Howerd, looking at the relationship with his long-term, long-suffering manager and partner, Dennis Heymer.
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“Historical” by our definition means pre-Stonewall, so pre-1969.