Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide by Kate Charlesworth

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Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history. In 1950, when Kate was born, male homosexuality carried a custodial sentence.

But female homosexuality had never been an offence in the UK, effectively rendering lesbians even more invisible than they already were-often to themselves. Growing up in Yorkshire, the young Kate had to find role models wherever she could, in real life, books, film and TV. Sensible Footwear is a fascinating history of how post-war Britain transformed from a country hostile towards `queer’ lives to the LGBQTI+ universe of today, recording the political gains and challenges against a backdrop of personal experience: realising her own sexuality, coming out to her parents, embracing lesbian and gay culture, losing friends to AIDS.

Kate’s ex-navy dad said to her: `You shouldn’t have told her, love… you should have just told me.’ But it turned out her mother might have known a bit more about life, too.

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Weight 890 g
Dimensions 18.2 × 23.9 × 2.9 cm
ISBN

9780993563348

Publisher

Myriad Editions

Format

Paperback

Pagination

320 pages

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