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Dieses Wochenende könnte ich endlich die Ausstellung TO BE SEEN in @nsdoku besichtigen. Ein glitzernder 🧵darüber, warum dies eine der besten Queer-Ausstellungen ist, die ich bisher in Deutschland gesehen habe.

#queerhistory #histsex 1⃣
Zunächst einmal ist es im Jahr 2023 –und auf Deutsch Bitteschön– wunderbar zu sehen, dass eine Ausstellung und Kurator*innen die Idee der queeren Geschichte verstehen. Take Notes! 2⃣

Ebenso ist es großartig, dass sie Besucher*innen mit einem Glossar ausstatten, das ihnen hilft, mit Begriffen umzugehen, mit denen sie vielleicht nicht vertraut sind. Dies war auch auf der Queerness in Photography bei C/O der Fall. 😍
Weiter machen! 3⃣
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If you've watched #ItsASin & are wondering about some of the other lives touched by #HIV in the 1980s, let me tell you a little about my research on HIV-affected women & children from the 1980-1990s. #thread #lgbtq #HIV
My PhD was on representing #HIV to children & adolescents. I looked at school education, TV, leaflets, teenage magazines, basically any children's media that engaged directly with the subject of #AIDS. #histsex

My article on HIV in Grange Hill is here:…
Because children were basically assumed to be heterosexual in the 1980s/1990s🙄, my work often looked at educational materials created for heterosexual teens who adults assumed wouldn't get #HIV if told about safer-sex...

My article on Brook's campaign:…
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EXTREMELY LENGTHY THREAD: trends in attitudes to crossdressing in Great Britain and Ireland between around 1810 and 1850 (+some rampant speculation). #histsex #genderhistory #lgbthistory #archives 1/
Disclaimer: I am not an historian. I don't know to what extent I have rediscovered the wheel, here. If you are an historian (or not!) and find this interesting, please email GCLL, and I'll compile what sources I saved. It's all from the British Newspaper Archive. 2/
Irritatingly, given I was not looking to write a paper, I didn't save some of the stuff that caught my eye. In particular, I didn't save a letter to an editor about crossdressing to beg. Additionally, BNA doesn't catch everything! This is limited in scope. 3/
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1/11 Nuns & Sex in an Old Regime City? -a #nunstastic out of time at the book launch question from @hkellerlapp for @CorinneGressang, @school_tales, @onslies & other nun-scholars. Quick answer - yes nuns were intimately involved in community safeguarding & communal complicity.
2/11 Nuns has multiple roles: a) intrinsic to pre and post natal as nurses at the Hôtel-Dieu where unmarried women could give birth for no charge or (very rarely) be detained for promiscuity.
3/11 They also provided care to newborns charged to the care of the HD after birth - an option young couples sometimes exercised to manage the challenges of not being ready/willing to marry. (Newborns were dispatched from the HD to wet-nurses within a few days.)
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For your Friday consideration, this week's blog is a cross-over episode where I talk with sex and relationships expert @bishtraining about No Nut November, #histsex, and why it matters to us now. Check it.
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I am 100% the Mr Peanutbutter in this situation.
The good news is that it is a video so you don't even have to read.
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Today is the start of #SHW2020! Each day this week, I'll be tweeting about Britain's long, tempestuous and ever-so-slightly bonkers love–hate relationship with its #sexualhealth.

Darlings, brace yourselves. 💋 #SHW20 Image
We begin with the Victorians, who, contrary to popular belief, were obsessed with sex. In the C19, the only known #STIs were syphilis and gonorrhoea. Diagnosis depended on observable symptoms (no blood tests/smears). Effective treatments were non-existent. Image: @ExploreWellcome Image
In 1864 the British government introduced the Contagious Diseases Acts, intended to protect the armed forces through 'regulation' of 'common prostitutes'. The Acts gave police almost-unlimited discretionary powers to arrest any woman they thought might be soliciting. Image: HCPP Image
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From the Daily Herald in February 1934, 'Blonde Accused of Having Three "Husbands"'. Described as a 'beautiful and smartly dressed blonde,' Bessie Maud Talbot was accused of double bigamy. Talbot said she was forced into the third marriage. #histsex Clipping from Daily Herald 17/2/1934. Headline 'Blonde Accused of having three husbands', Subheading, 'Forced to
This 'beautiful and smartly dressed blonde' was found guilty of marrying two men. She was described by the prosecution as a "trigamest" Bigamy happened a lot at this time as it was difficult to get a divorce, especially if you didn't have money. #histsex Clipping from Daily Herald 28/2/1934, headline 'Blonde
Illustrated Police News quotes the Recorder in court saying he believed Bessie Talbot was 'more sinned against than sinning' & said he did not think much of her husbands. Though he also commented on her marrying three men, 'It seems to have been something of a sideline,' #histsex Clipping from Illustrated Police News 8/3/1934. Headline 'Woman's
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We're back! & we hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Today we continue the story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. #polyamory #histsex

Part I: the childhood of Frida is here: Image
Part II: Diego is Not Great, is here:

And I'm sorry to report...Rivera is gonna continue not being great. But we get more Kahlo! So that's great!

#histsex #polyamory
Here's a couple examples of their paintings at this time.

First, Diego had started to move away from European cubism and towards the art style he is known today for. Here are two paintings from his famous murals…… ImageImage
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Hello #polyam history fam! We return from a bit of a hiatus because 1) it seems there's a worldwide pandemic on and 2) your authors were preparing and then editing (and editing and editing) a article on the work we are doing, which will form part of the introduction Image
and the theory that will eventually underlie our book. We will be sharing more about this in the future!

If you are reading this, we hope you and yours are safe&sound&healthy&staying inside! This is one of the harder challengs the #polyamory #polyam community
has faced--challenges about quarantining, not being able to see other partners, and, in some cases, being trapped with abusive partners, but from the bottom of both of our hearts we hope that all are safe and quarantining--we're all in this together now <3
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1/ An archival puzzle (always look at the back page): Accounting for foundlings, "debauched girls" & Colbert's projects for Louis XIV's gloire. Or how little details speak to metanarratives. I see a note in my book mss cites a 1660-1671 register for 1650s material. Hhm
2/ The source is a Hôtel-Dieu register & the catalogue description is "Registre de remises des enfants exposés et abandonès à la Charité 1660-1671." This document is on line w/ a lot of other great material about e-mod foundlings digitized by @ArchivesdeLyon.
3/ I looked at the document and noticed "register" seems a bit formal for a sheaf of paper tied with string and the first page includes only a brief note. Frustrated! Then I looked at the last page ...
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I just hit 40K! Welcome followers, old & new. Over the next few days, I’ll be tweeting 40 FAVOURITE HISTORY OBJECTS, starting with #40: a medieval skull fused with chainmail. The soldier died at the Battle of Visby in 1361 in Gotland, Sweden. He was buried in his armour.
#39 in my 40 FAVOURITE HISTORY OBJECTS: the Beauchêne skull, or exploded skull. It’s a type of anatomical preparation invented by the French anatomist Claude Beauchêne in the 19th century. This stunning example was created by Ryan Matthew Cohn.
#38 of my 40 FAVOURITE HISTORY OBJECTS: the world's oldest complete example of a human with metastatic cancer. Researchers from Durham University & the British Museum discovered evidence of tumors in this 3,000-year-old skeleton found in the Sudan in 2013:…
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