Scotland is considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe…Scotland, and by default Glasgow, has not always been LGBT+ forward. Queer visibility and acceptance is a relatively recent development in the social and legal landscape. Queer identities were previously socially stigmatized and there were possible legal repercussions including jail time for homosexual acts – both in public and in private.
Death Wore a Diadem’s editorial in particular is rich in its detail. It records the labours of care and attentiveness performed by a feminist publisher, to an act of lesbian historical narrative creation, itself written in a thoroughly genre-fiction mode.