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Cited by Philip Hoare, Serious Pleasures, op. 81. ” Rex’s brother added, “Men should not draw attention to themselves. ” Parents also complained that their children spent time with Stephen. Edith Olivier noted that Helena Folkestone was complaining about how badly people spoke of Stephen, that he was hated by people who did not understand him. Olivier noted that they were out of touch with the times, since “nowadays so many boys resemble girls without being effeminate. ”86 The main trends which we have just reviewed for men are also found among women.
Then, taking a look at the clock, he added, “You were well informed. But you’ve arrived a little early.
The parliamentary deputy Noël Pemberton Billing launched a crusade against homosexuals. 33 In 1918, he published an article entitled, “The First 47,000,” referring to the number of British homosexuals (according to him) known to the German secret service. They supposedly had a list that enabled them to blackmail people in high places and to extort state secrets. Billing reiterated his assertions before the House of Commons. He also went after the dancer Maud Allan, who was playing the role of Salome in the Oscar Wilde play.
A History Of Homosexuality In Europe: Berlin, London, Paris 1919-1939 by Florence Tamagne