Friday, February 01, 2013

Arrested for cross-dressing! Meet Fanny and Stella, the Victorian gentlemen charged with the 'unnatural offence' of being transvestites

  • Frederick Park, 22, and Ernest Boulton, 21, arrested on 28 April 1870
  • Apprehended as they were leaving Strand Theatre in London
  • Charged with homosexuality and 'conspiracy'
  • They were acquitted after the prosecution built a very weak case
  • New book by Neil McKenna, Fanny & Stella, tells their amazing story
By Martha De Lacey

Stella, left, and Fanny, right, the two Victorian men who were arrested and charged with having sex with each other and also of several acts of conspiracy
Stella, left, and Fanny, right, the two Victorian men who were arrested and charged with having sex with each other and also of several acts of conspiracy

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