An incomplete history Lesbians and feminism in Spain by region
Last night on my Twitter feed, there were some big discussions about lesbians and feminism in Spain. I can’t really weigh into those debates in Spanish but what I can do is compile a history from various documents I have about lesbians and feminism in Spain. This piece is not very cohesive because what it…
An Extremadura Lesbian History
One of the issues I have been having recently is an understanding that lesbian history often needs context, be it a broader historical context to establish the cultural narrative for which that history is situated or a theoretical framework such as feminist or queer theory. Below is a brief example of what happens when you…
The Spanish Restoration (1874 – 1931)
The early and mid-Spanish Restoration period largely saw references to homosexuality, both male and female, disappear from public discourse. Homosexuals as a rule were very closeted, using coded language both on the streets and in writing to refer to their romantic and sexual desires.