By Nailya Shamgunova
Nailya is working on European conceptualisations of sexual diversity in South East Asia and Japan in the 17th century.
France was the first European state to repeal its sodomy laws as far back as 1791. The event, which is now hailed by LGBTQ+ groups as a landmark, at first glance seems like a culmination of a century of Enlightenment and reason in the midst of a Revolution proclaiming liberty. Read more