A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests
Interesting to see that Pink News is reporting on a campaign in Leeds to create a ‘gay quarter’. The move apparently follows attempts to clearly establish a gay village in Liverpool. Followers of the Liverpool development might recall that it was in turn inspired by the Manchester gay village and proposals for development in Liverpool have been rumbling along for years. As with Liverpool, the creation of a queer space post Queer as Folk is symbolic of a progressive urban habitat. The possession of such spaces is a useful marketing technique and can hep re-position the city brand. It’s therefore interesting to see that this seems a ‘grass roots’ campaign in Leeds, and not one coming from city officials or marketing consultants.