Welcome to Rainbow Dragon – LGBT and Welsh history

Over many years I have been researching and recording a history of LGBT people and events in Wales. Now I have written a book on the subject:

Forbidden Lives: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and events from Wales

To be published by Seren Books in September 2017.

Forbidden Lives will be the first publication of its kind and came about from the extensive work I have done over the years on Welsh LGBT history. In 2010 I secured a HLF grant which saw the first LGBT exhibition in Wales and over the last six years I have been delivering talks and workshops on this history.

As I picked my way through myriad newspaper articles, archives and extracts from books I came across a lot of material which has never been published and which didn’t fit into the  book. So I thought the best way to share this would be to set up this site and bring that information into the public domain.

I also came across unpublished information about Wales in general and so have included that under the ‘Wales’ category.

Hope you enjoy the stories.