Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories
Like the Tate Britain, the British Museum is marking the 50th year since the Sexual Offences Act was passed with a big fuck you to bigotry. Theirs comes not in the form of a whitewashed retrospective on queer British art (we're looking at you, big T), but instead with an exhibition exploring LGBTQ histories from around the globe. It brings together artefacts that tell the narratives of queer desire throughout history, covering ancient civilisations right up to today. From prominent figures of the classical world like the Roman emperor Hadrian and his lover Antinous to modern-day drag queens in Japan, this unique showcase presents stories that have often been overlooked or underrepresented.