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Tommy Dickinson

Middle English meaning a disreputable woman. While the spellings ‘queen’ and ‘quean’ were used interchangeably in the first half of the twentieth century, Houlbrook followed Eric Partridge’s Dictionary of the Underworld (Wordsworth, 1995), pp. 545–549, and used ‘quean’ as the standard spelling in his book Queer London. 83 ‘Curing queers’ 75 Weeks, The World We Have Won, p. 47; Houlbrook, Queer London, p. 236. 76 Cook, A Gay History of Britain, p. 167. 77 Alfred Kinsey, Warren Pomeroy and Clyde Martin, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male (Philadelphia, 1948). 78

in ‘Curing queers’