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Jeffrey Weeks

Between Worlds: A Queer Boy from the Valleys (hardback)

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This book will be released in March 2021

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A man’s own story from the Rhondda.

Jeffrey Weeks was born in the Rhondda in 1945, of mining stock. As he grew up he increasingly felt an outsider in the intensely community-minded valleys, a feeling intensified as he became aware of his gayness.

Escape came through education. He left for London, to university, and to realise his sexuality. From the early 1970s he was actively involved in the new gay liberation
movement and became its pioneering historian. This was the beginning of a long career as a researcher and writer on sexuality, with widespread national and international recognition.

He has been described as the ‘most significant British intellectual working on
sexuality to emerge from the radical sexual movements of the 1970s’.

His seminal book, Coming Out, a history of LGBT movements and identities since the 19th century, has been in print for forty years. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours in 2012 for his contribution to the social science.

 

 

Jeffrey Weeks was born in the Rhondda in 1945. He moved to London in the 1970s and began a long career as a researcher and writer on sexuality, with widespread national and international recognition.
He has been described as the ‘most significant British intellectual working on sexuality to emerge from the radical sexual movements of the 1970s’.
He held a number of senior university posts and is currently Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University. He is the author, co-author or editor of some twenty-five books and numerous articles. He lives in London with his civil partner, Mark McNestry.