I got a bunch of free books from various promos. The ARe free book promo will run from the 13th-25th of December. I'll have to watch for m/m romances and let the folks on the Goodreads Backlot Gay Book forum know when they show up.
I said hello to A.W. In the past few weeks, she's moved from Richmond to Atlanta to Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC. Before Richmond, she was in Atlanta. She's been moving all over the South.
A few hours later: I texted with J. Mom and I looked at places to stay near Boca Raton for February. I called H.(G.). I arranged with the L.s to go to the Brandywine River Museum next weekend.
I did laundry.
Later: Mom and I picked up dinner. At least I got out of the house. After we got home, I watched CNN.
A little later than that: Mom and I watched an episode of "Call the Midwife." One of the pregnant women had a gay husband who was entrapped in a public restroom, "cottaging." Much angst ensued. I thought it was a pretty good treatment of what a gay man's life would be like at that time in Great Britain. In that episode, it was the year 1960, but things would have been much the same in the 1950s.
I looked up the Wolfenden Report. It had been published in 1957. Laws decriminalizing sodomy, with some restrictions, were passed in 1967. It would be too late for Tony on the show, and for many real life gay men, but it improved the lives of future generations.
Later still: I texted a bit with WhiteSheepCBD, and sent her a write-up of the "Call the Midwife" plot and of gay history in Britain generally at the time.