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Gay Scotland, Issue 21, Jul 1985

Identifier: GD61/10/2/23

Scope and Contents

Front cover shows Peter Tatchell and Sharley McLean campaigning to lay wreaths in memory of LGBT victims of Nazi facism. This issues covers: an announcement of a general forum arranged to discuss the proposal of a new management committee for the Gay Centre at Broughton Street; the funding for the London Lesbian and Gay Centre being withheld by the Government as they believed the users of the Centre were not from an economically deprived group; support for lowering the age of consent from the Belfast Humanist Society; a report on the Second Politics of Bisexuality Conference; pressure on Channel Four to produce a regular gay programme; the oppression of the gay community by a Church of Scotland minister and the Church’s stance against the apartheid in South Africa; the campaign for double photo identity passes from the Scottish “TV/TS” Group; Aberdeen Gay Group; Amnesty International’s study into persons imprisoned for the sexual orientation; updates on the facts and scientific opinion on AIDS: a review of the Forbidden Images exhibition at Maclean Gallery; a review of ERO ’85 – the Third Festival of Eroticism; information on pubs, clubs and local groups; updates on lesbian news and groups in Scotland; book and music reviews; and personal ads.

Note: TV is an abbreviated form of the historical term transvestite used to describe individuals who wear clothes associated with a gender other than their gender assigned at birth, and TS refers to an abbreviated form of the term transsexual used to describe individuals whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex at birth.


  • Creation: Jul 1985

Conditions Governing Access

This sub-series is open to public access.


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