Letter in evidence of a disorderly house at The Caravan Club, Endell Street, London Catalogue Reference: MEPO 3/758

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‘I have only been queer since I came to London… before then I knew nothing about it’
The author of the letter, Cyril Coeur de Leon, would have to wait a further 33 years before the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts between men in private in England and Wales. In this letter Cyril talks openly to Billy, William Reynolds owner of the Caravan Club, about their personal sense of queer identity.

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