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Empire and the birth of sexualities

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Join us for a discusion on ‘the long 18C’ and its significance for queer history, chaired by Jonah Coman.

Speakers will explore the surveying global influence of the British Empire. This session will cover queerness in organised professions (naval, trade, military) in the 18 and 19 centuries, native queer genders and sexualities in the Empire’s colonies, as well as the beginnings of medicalisation of queerness.

Joining instructions will be sent via a scheduler no later than 2 hours before the event. Please ensure you manually block out the time in your calendar in advance.

This session is for Civil Servants only.

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Civil Service LGBT+ Network’s Statement of Impartiality

We would like to make Civil Servants aware who choose to attend our LGBT+ History month events, that the speakers are external. Therefore, please be mindful that these will include discussions of the speaker’s own experiences, ideas and opinions.

We also want to make it clear that the views discussed in these events are those of the guest speakers. Therefore, they are not the views of the Civil Service nor the Government. Likewise, these are not the views of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.

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