George Cecile Ives 

Pride Matters

1 October 1867– 4 June 1950

Place of birth: Germany.

George Cecile Ives was one of Britain’s first gay activists, living in a time were he was in danger of imprisonment for up to two years hard labour for his sexuality.

Ives formed a secret society for gay men calledThe Order of Chaeronea, named after the battle site were a army of gay lovers were slaughted.

He was educated in his younger days at home, then later at Cambridge. Roughly at the time he began Cambridge he also began collecting scrap books full of newspaper cutting, on a range of subjects that fascinated him the most, from cricket through to murder, punishments, theories of crime, the psychology of gender and sexuality. He also showed an avid interest in male transvestism. This was the beginning of a lifetime of fascistion with sexual and genderpsychology.

Ives believed that homosexuality would never…

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