1897 George Cecil Ives (above) organizes the first homosexual rights group in England, the Order of Chaeronea. Dr Helen Boyle and her partner, Mabel Jones, set up the first women-run General Practice in Brighton, including offering free therapy for poor women. Helen Boyle also founded the National Council for Mental Hygiene (which subsequently becomes MIND) in 1922. British sexologist Havelock Ellis publishes Sexual Inversion, the first volume in an intended series called Studies in the Psychology of Sex. He argues that homosexuality is not a disease but a natural anomaly occurring throughout human and animal history, and should be accepted, not treated. The book is banned in England for being obscene; the subsequent volumes in the series are published in the US and not sold in England until 1936.
Well, we hope you’ve enjoyed not only this year long series going through some of the important things in LGBT history, but also some of the events that we’ve hosted […]
https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/02/20/20/21-LGBT-MPs-TeriPeng.jpg Throughout the History series this year we have looked at many milestones including the first MP’s to come out so it is not difficult to wonder how things have […]
In May 2015 voters in the Republic of Ireland were given a referendum to ask if same sex marriage should be legalised. The results of this vote were eagerly […]
Tom Daley was always a hearthrob to many when he first appeared in the Olympics representing the UK in diving and gave hope to people of all persuasions. For half […]