S2, E13: Paul Baker - Researcher and author of LGBTQ+ history

S2, E13: Paul Baker - Researcher and author of LGBTQ+ history

By Adam & Jo

Pride & Progress

Saturday, 23 July

This week we are joined by the fascinating Paul Baker (he/him). Paul is Professor of English Language at Lancaster University. He has written 22 books on language, sexuality and social history - covering topics that include Section 28, Polari, gay men in the merchant navy, and newspaper coverage of LGBTQ+ people. 

In this conversation we talk about the importance of connecting with older generations of LGBTQ+ people, to learn our history, and the lessons we can learn from their fight for equality. We discuss Paul's most recent book: Outrageous! Which charts the story of Section 28 and the battle for LGBTQ+ education. We loved Paul's book so much that we have started our own Pride & Progress Bookclub! Find out more, or sign up, using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pride-progress-book-club-tickets-383306880197

We love to hear your feedback, so please rate and review this episode and you can also follow us on Twitter @PrideProgress and Paul @_paulbaker_. Thanks for listening!

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