Interesting story in the latest Pink Paper regarding Liverpool. There are plans to create a new “queer quarter” but the cost – £500,000 is causing a bit of a stir. Interestingly, once you get into the story it is about pedestrianising a couple of streets and closing one street to traffic in evenings. This will be built around the existing “quarter”. The aim is to create a more clearly defined area. Those who are advocating the scheme are doing so on the basis of “spending a penny to make a pound”, or to put it another way, cashing in on the ‘pink pound’. The wider socio-legal issues around “queer space” and the ghetto debate seem worryingly absent from this debate. Read the fulls tory at:
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