A coin of Emperor Elagabalus found in Baldock in the 1920s provides links with a scandalous period of ancient Roman history.
The outbreak of HIV and AIDS in the 1980s shook the world. Read how it impacted Hertfordshire.
Read about the history of same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in Hertfordshire.
Acclaimed writer E M Forster spent his childhood in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Edward John Edwards was a rector of Essendon in the late 19th century who had to flee the county after being accused of gross indecency.
James Allen was a "Female Husband" who lived in Hertfordshire for a time with his wife Mary.
Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright who had a friendship with Lady Desborough of Panshanger.
Quentin Crisp was an English writer and actor who modelled for the St Albans School of Art.
Ronald Wright, sometimes known as Sir Gay, was an artist, writer and model born in Puckeridge.
Same-sex relationships have been legislated since the Tudor period.
Tom Rowland was a 17th-century highwayman from Hertfordshire who dressed in women's clothes.
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