A cross-dressing milkman who regularly visited the city's many molly houses, Gabriel was convicted and hanged for the act of sodomy in 1726. Gabriel’s close friend, the potter Thomas Tyler, created the original work in tribute to his life and spirit.
Sexual Offences Act
Produced in honour of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, this collection celebrates the passing of legislation that decriminalised homosexual acts in private for men aged 21 years and above in England and Wales.
Historically, Soho is known for its association with lewd behaviour. The spiritual home of drunks, romantics and sex workers, Soho’s narrow clandestine alleyways have been spaces of sexual encounter for centuries.