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Gay men in London, from persecution to Pride

Throughout history, gay men have had to confront the fact that their affections and behaviour could see them ostracised, jailed or even executed, depending on the social norms of the world they happened to find themselves in. Ben Gazur samples their complex history in London during the last 600 years.

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Ben Gazur


Dr Ben Gazur has a PhD in biochemistry but gave up the glamour of the lab to be a freelance writer. He specialises in history, science, and the history of science. Ben Gazur is a writer and author. His book about food folklore is currently being crowdfunded. If you support it, you will get your name printed in the book. Click here to find out more.