Come hear Stephen Bourne talk about his latest book Fighting Proud, which explores some of the untold stories of the gay men who served in two world wars. These include Lord Kitchener, Battle of Britain hero Ian Gleed, writer Hector Bolitho, Police Constable Harry Daley, Noel Coward and bandleader Ken "Snakehips" Johnson.
Stephen Bourne is a writer and historian. An expert on Black and LGBT British history, he has written for BBC History Magazine, History Today and has written over 40 entries on prominent black Britons for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is the author of Black Poppies, a history of the contribution of black men and women to the First World War and his forthcoming book Fighting Proud will be published in July 2017. He is the winner the Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature.
Dr Hakan Seckinelgin is an Associate Professor of International Social Policy, LSE; his research has focused on the international HIV-AIDS policies and using local knowledge as evidence. He also works on LGBT activism in global context and civil society theories
LSE Spectrum(@LSESpectrum ) is the LGBT+ staff network at LSE which represents staff from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other minority sexual orientation and gender identities.
LSE Library(@LSELibrary ) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses may world class collections, including The Women's Library
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