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Incoming Correspondence, 31 Dec 1978 - 14 Apr 1981

Identifier: GD61/4/3/2

Scope and Contents

Correspondence sent and received by the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group (SHRG) including complaints made against a member, letters relating to the Gay Centre’s bookshop, the use of the Centre for a “TV/TS” group, registration for GayFest, arrangements for a Christmas hypermarket, and resignation letters from members.

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.

TS is an abbreviated form of the term transsexual used to describe individuals whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex at birth.


  • Creation: 31 Dec 1978 - 14 Apr 1981

Conditions Governing Access

This file is closed and will not be open to public access until 1 Jan 2054 – 1 Jan 2057, depending on year of correspondence.

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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