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Queer London & The Post-War Moral Panic

Ep. 232

In the wake of the Second World War, a moral panic swept through Britain around a rise in homosexuality.


London was the heart of this scare because of how thriving and vibrant the gay scene was.


How did lawmakers react during time? What affect did class have on the gay experience? And amongst the darkness of the period, what joy could be found?


Joining Kate today to explore this time is Peter Parker, author of Some Men In London: Queer Life, 1945-1959.


This episode was edited by Tom Delargy. The producer was Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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