Flared Brightly, Died Young – The AIDS Generation

>A two-part documentary recalling the gay culture of Thatcher’s Britain and the emergence of HIV and AIDS. In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister and AIDS was incubating. At the same time, a whole generation was ‘coming out’ to the world and announcing they were gay. But, for so many, their brief time was running […]

James Baldwin – The Price of the Ticket

>In 1953, James Baldwin, a hard-up writer in Paris, published the extraordinary novel Go Tell it on the Mountain. Four years later he sailed home to the United States to immerse himself in the civil rights movement. Caryl Phillips explores the historic consequences of his return. British writer Caryl Phillips assesses the work and impact […]

Gay Poem Still Contrary to ‘Law of the Land’

>Today marks the 30th anniversary of the day when Denis Lemon, the editor of the now defunct but iconic UK newspaper Gay News, was found guilty of committing libel against Christianity. Mary Whitehouse, founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, (NVLA) announced her intention to sue Gay News in December 1976 after she read […]