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The Queen's Buckingham Palace Used To Be An Old Gay Cruising Site?

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At Queer News Tonight, we love LGBTQ+ history. In the 2013 paper "Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England" by Rictor Norton, the historian has found that parts of what are now Buckingham Palace used to be a male brothel. In the paper he writes, "Clement Walker in 1649 referred to "new-erected sodoms and spintries at the Mulberry Garden at S. James's" — it is amusing to note the possible existence of gay brothels on the site that is now occupied by Buckingham Palace." It seems the Queens have always been drawn to that location.