Twilight Men and Cake Shop Ladies:
The Press Treatment of Homosexuality in the 1950s and 1960s
A talk by Robert Thompson, chair of the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA)
In an age when sources of information were limited, the press was the main medium in which the debate on decriminalising male homosexual behaviour reached the British public. But the press didn’t merely report the issue, it shaped the debate and its variant portrayals of homosexual men and women are not always dissimilar from those we see today. Fully illustrated. Contains nudity.
Part of the Hall-Carpenter Archives and based at The Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London, LAGNA houses over 200,000 cuttings taken from the non-gay press on all LGBT matters since the late Nineteenth Century.
Saturday 16 November 2013, 2pm to 3:30pm
M Shed Museum, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
Fully accessible building
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OutStories Bristol’s Annual General Meeting
Robert’s talk will followed at 3:30pm by our AGM that will include:
- A review of the last year’s activities and achievements.
- A look forward to our plans for the coming year.
- A question and answer session providing an opportunity for you to give your ideas and suggestions.
- A financial report.
- A proposal to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This will permit OutStories Bristol to enter into contracts in its own right and remove from our trustees personal liability for any debts.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Only registered members of OutStories Bristol will be permitted to vote on AGM motions.