“The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name”

Oscar WildeJohn Douglas, 9th Marquis of Queensberry, leaves his calling card at the Albermarle Club, inscribed, “For Oscar Wilde, posing somdomite” [sic] on this date in 1895. Wilde sued Douglas for criminal libel and thus started a spiral of court cases that left Wilde bankrupt and imprisoned.

You can read trial manuscripts and more here.

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