Jeffrey Weeks

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Jeffrey Weeks
Jeffrey Weeks (born in Rhondda, 1945) is a British sociologist, historian and gay activist. He has been described as:
"the most significant British intellectual working on sexuality to emerge from the radical sexual movements of the 1970s".[1]

Jeffrey Weeks joined the Gay Liberation Front in 1970, and was a founder member of Gay Left.[2]

He was Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University from 1994 until his retirement in 2008, and Executive Dean of Arts and Human Sciences from 2003 to 2008.

His works include:

  • Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, Quartet Books 1977; 2nd revised edition, with new chapter and bibliography, 1990
  • Between the Acts. Lives of Homosexual Men 1885-1967 (with Kevin Porter), Routledge, 1990; 2nd edition, with new Preface, Rivers Oram Press, 1998.

He was listed number 6 in the Pinc List, 2015


  1. Matthew Waites, "Jeffrey Weeks and the History of Sexuality", History Workshop Journal, Volume 69, Issue 1.
  2. Jeffrey Weeks, Gay Left - an Overview. Gay Left Collective, 2007