Law and Sexuality

A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests

New Resource: Gay East Midlands

Pink News reports today on the further development of a new resource- Gay East Midlands. This was a newsletter that was published between 1983 and 1984. The first three issues are now available online, offering a fascinating insight into historical constructions of sexuality. Later issues are apparently going to be made available in the next few weeks so it’s well worth checking back. Take a look at the site here. I was really struck by the story in the first issue talking about the “Police Bill” and a real fear amongst the gay community that increased police powers would lead to greater oppression particularly in cottages. Given the story I posted earlier today about public sex activities in Bristol and a range of other stories (just use the search box in the top left of the blog) I am left wondering how much change there has been on some issues. A fantastic resource.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on July 7, 2008 by in History, Law, police, Resource.

Twitter Updates

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


%d bloggers like this: