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.

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