Spanish communists intersections with lesbians (women + LGTB)
This is a quick history of Partido Comunista’s intersections with lesbians, and to a lesser extent the broader LGTB movement in Spain since the party’s founding in 1921 by the youth movement inside PSOE. This was cobbled together from existing material in other pieces, with some quickly written text for additional context. It is possible…
Socialist government of Felipe González: 1982 and 1986: Literary and cultural life, popular culture depictions
This period saw the publication of two of three most important firsthand accounts in novel form on upper-class lesbian life during the Second Republic period. The first was by Rosa Chacel and the second was by Elena Fortún. The third book by Victorina Duran, Así es, was existed in Duran’s archives but would not be published…
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.