Awfully Devoted Women: Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65 by Cameron Duder

By Cameron Duder

The lives of many lesbians ahead of 1965 stay cloaked in secret. Historians have became the highlight on upper-middle-class “romantic pals” and on working-class butch and femme ladies, however the lives of the lower-middle-class majority stay within the shadows. Awfully committed Women deals a portrait of middle-class lesbianism within the a long time prior to the homosexual rights move in English Canada. This intimate research of the lives of girls who have been compelled to like in mystery not just demanding situations the concept that lesbian relationships some time past have been asexual, it additionally finds the braveness it took to discover hope in an period whilst girls have been speculated to be aware of little approximately sexuality.

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