New Stories of Same-Sex Relations 1880-2020. CASE: Mary Steen (1856-1939)

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The history of Denmark contains a strong narrative of progressive social inclusion for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) persons. The common understanding is that Danish society criminalised, pathologised and oppressed sexual minorities from the late 19th to the late 20th century. During the 1980s, however, sexual minorities gradually started obtaining more rights, which has led to today’s inclusion in Denmark’s cultural and legal framework. We aim to challenge this narrative and, thus, nuancing the history of sexual minorities. Although the narrative of progression embraces the entire LGBTQ umbrella, it builds on research that predominantly has focused on male same-sex relations. Consequently, knowledge of same-sex relations and practices remains limited and highly gender-biased.

20 deltagere
Periode2 feb. 2023
BegivenhedstitelNordic Queer History Workshop
PlaceringCopenhagen, DanmarkVis på kort
Grad af anerkendelseInternational