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The tens of thousands of marchers celebrating gay pride in London today know that generations have battled for the rights they now cherish. But few realise how vibrant gay culture was in early 20th-century Britain - with weekly drag balls and a thriving personal ads market - nor how defiant their predecessors were in the face of repression. In some circumstances it was very, very visible and strong and vibrant and rich. But all the evidence points to these being weekly events, often with 50 to men present. Dr Houlbrook, whose forthcoming book Queer London examines gay culture in the capital in the first half of the 20th century, discovered the drag balls by chance while searching for files on court cases involving homosexuality. Among the files was a large cardboard box.
Pride and prejudice in the gay 1920s
Oscar Wilde was a playwright, novelist, poet and celebrity in late nineteenth century London. His flamboyant dress, cutting wit and eccentric lifestyle often put him at odds with the social norms of Victorian England. Wilde, a homosexual, was put on trial for gross indecency in after the details of his affair with a British aristocrat were made public.
Thirty years of increasingly liberal attitudes towards gay sex may be coming to an end after the number of people who said they considered it wrong rose for the first time since the Aids crisis. Every year since, tolerance had increased, but now the British Social Attitudes Survey has found the number of people believing there is nothing wrong with gay sex has fallen, leaving a third of the population in some way opposed. The finding, based on a survey of 2, people, coincided with the first dip in more than a decade in people saying they think sex before marriage is not at all wrong, with people from non-Christian religious groups the most likely to disapprove. The authors of the study cautioned it would require future polling to confirm whether the small rise in people who consider gay sex to be in some way wrong was statistically significant. But they predicted that the minority of opponents to same-sex relations, including religious groups, would become increasingly determined to make their socially conservative views heard in public discussions on gender and relationships.