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Memories by In The Pink

Domeophobia ?

The following article shows the level of ignorance and prejudice shown towards the gay community at the height of the AIDS crisis. 'In the Pink' September 1987After a year of Bolts at the Dome in Birmingham, the new manager of the Dome Mr David Cahil...

Pretty Police Score Again

These front two page articles from 'In The Pink' published in August 1989, highlight the level of police activity against gay men who were Cottaging.PRETTY POLICE SCORE AGAIN!Five men have received fines of 250 (plus costs of 25) at Seisdon magistr...

Gas Gays Storm

This article from 'In The Pink', January 1987, shows the level of hatred towards the gay community, using the AIDS crisis as an excuse to call for the mass extermination of gay men and lesbians. Advocating a method favoured by the Nazis during World ...

Hundreds Join AIDS Vigil

This editorial from 'In The Pink', December 1989, reports the first World Aids Day Candlelight Vigil in Birmingham and also highlights the way some right wing politicians used the human tragedy of the AIDS crisis to further their ideology.HUNDREDS JO...

Picnic Ends in Violence

This article from 'In The Pink' October 1989, highlights the risks taken by 'out' gay people even in the late 1980s. A group of gay people were attacked in broad daylight in St.Phillips Square central Birmingham.PICNIC ENDS IN VIOLENCEA peaceful picn...

Super Pricks 88

The following article from 'In the Pink' July 1998 talks about the planned Super Pricks '88 event.HOT AND HEALTHYSUPER PRICKS 88At The Powerhouse on Thursday 25th August, just before the Birmingham Super Prix, the Gay Men's Health Group has arranged ...

Misleading AIDS leaflets

The following article from 'In The Pink', April 1989 highlights the anti-gay prejudice and misinformation around HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s, even from statutory bodies such as Birmingham City Council.WARNING : These leaflets may damage your healthTwo...

Jill Knight's lies

The following article from 'In the Pink' March 1998 discusses Jill Knight's role in pushing forward the proposed Clause 28.LIES, DAMN LIES & DAME JILL'S LIESDame Jill Knight, Tory MP for Edgbaston, self-appointed guardian of the nation's morals, ...

Cottage Con Cop

The following article from 'In The Pink', published in March 1990, highlights the risks taken by gay men who cottaged. This article discusses a man pretending to be a policeman and preying on vulnerable men for financial and sexual gain.COTTAGE CON C...

Clause 28 March Manchester

This report from 'In the Pink', March 1988, discusses the West Midlands contingent at the massive anti Clause 28 rally in Manchester.20,500 people, lesbians, gay men and their supporters demonstrated against Clause 28 in Manchester on 20th February, ...

Police Raid Gay Hotel

This article from 'In The Pink', April 1987, shows the level of police activity against the gay community and the lengths the police would go to to obtain convictions relating to minor crimes.A POLICEMANS LOT IS NOT A GAY ONEIn October 1986 two polic...

The end of the Silver Slipper

The closure of the Silver Slipper as reported by 'In The Pink', April 1987.OBITUARYThe Silver Slipper, so named after the Silver Slipper dance studio on the corner of Hill St & Station St, has been filled in. Consequently Birmingham City has lost...

Gay Demo Arrests December 1986

The following article from 'In The Pink', January 1987, details the actions taken by the police towards The Wombourne 12. The group of young gays and lesbians were peacefully demonstrating against the remarks of councillor William Frank Brownhill who...