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LGBT London in the 1980s – the Media and the 'Loony Left'
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    21 April 2015
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    7:30 PM
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LGBT London in the 1980s – the Media and the 'Loony Left'
1980s badges (Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive, Bishopsgate Institute Archive)
The success of the recent film Pride has sparked new interest in the history of LGBT activism in the 1980s.

A prominent and outspoken campaigner for equalities then as now, Linda Bellos OBE will reflect on her experiences as leader of Lambeth Council during the late 1980s and the ‘Loony Left’ label. This was a pejorative characterisation widely disseminated in the British popular press of some Labour-run local authorities across the UK whose leaders were outspoken critics of Thatcher’s policies. Linda Bellos will be joined by Colin Clews, author of the informative and popular blog ‘Gay in the 80s’, who will describe the broader historical context for LGBT people living in the UK at this time.

In partnership with the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA).

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