LGBT HISTORY MONTH: Cambridge Event: ‘Gay in the 80s’ looks back on a pivotal era in the LGBT movement’s history

Ahead of LGBT History Month, Colin Clews sheds new light on the LGBT experience in the 1980s in his new book Gay in the 80s.

The 1980s heralded many challenges for LGBT+ people around the world, political and social. Underpinning all of these challenges was the unfolding of the AIDS crisis: a time when LGBT+ people realised that they were no longer simply fighting for their rights but, quite literally, fighting for their lives. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom; by the end of the eighties there had been some very real progress.

Colin Clews

Colin Clews

A special event is being organised as part of Cambridge LGBT+ History Month to launch the book. This will be a presentation by Colin Clews and Sergeant Kevin Misik from Cambridgeshire Police Service on From Persecutors to Protectors: The Changing Relationship Between Police and the LGBT Community.


Event: From Persecutors to Protectors: The Changing Relationship Between Police and the LGBT Community.

Where: Jesus Lane Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

When: Thursday February 23 from 7-9pm.

Time: 7pm- 9pm

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