harvester of eyes, that's me (vulgarweed) wrote in little_details,
harvester of eyes, that's me

MTFtrans/Drag-queen slang, London, 1940-1970.

I'm in the process of my fic for lgbtfest; it's a story about L-O-L-A Lola from the Kinks song, from her point of view. I have my angle on it, and I'm loving it so far, but I want to know if anyone here knows good sources on the slang of the time or, ideally, any personal accounts about daily queer/trans culture in that period. (Backstory: I've decided she is much older than the naive protagonist of the song, and that she survived the Blitz as a pubescent child and decided to carpe diem after that.).

Have googled: queer history london, queer slang london 1950s, queer slang london 1960s, genderqueer london history, glbt london history 20th century.
Tags: 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, uk: history (misc), ~homosexuality (misc), ~homosexuality: history, ~transgender

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