Thursday Lecture Series: Hide and Seek

Queer Uncles: Homosexuality and British Families, 1920–1967

Thursday, The Heyman Center

Professor Cohen lectured on the intimate knowledge gained in
families about a highly stigmatized subject, and about the relationship
between the discourses concerning homosexuality that took
place outside the family and those that took place within it. The
talk discussed queer lives balanced at the edge of disclosure and
concealment, and the ways in which accommodations reached
within families did (and did not) translate beyond their boundaries.