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Gay Scotland, Issue 24, Nov 1985 - Dec 1985

Identifier: GD61/10/2/26

Scope and Contents

The front covers reads: "Facing up to gay comedy – with Blah, Simon Fanshawe and Janice Perry", and shows comedians Chris Edward and Robert Llewellyn from Blah.

This issue discusses: a protest against the Salvation Army and their anti-gay actions; the internment and isolation of hospital patients with AIDS; the death of Rock Hudson from complications relating to AIDS; a conference organised by Scottish AIDS Monitor (SAM) called "AIDS and its Management"; the detention of the black gay activist Simon Nkoli; an Equal Opportunities policy for Lothian Regional Council; articles relating to politics and trade unions; a helpline established by the Scottish “TV/TS” group; international news relating to the LGBTQ+ community; poor coverage of gay issues on Channel 4; reviews of comedy, film, music, and books; information on pubs, clubs and local groups; updates on Lesbian news and groups in Scotland; 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: Nov 1985 - Dec 1985

Conditions Governing Access

This sub-series is open to public access.


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