Apathy filtered into Birmingham water?
Mike felt that the lack of political awareness and involvement of the Birmingham scene was in contrast to the politicisation of the Manchester gay scene in line with the general political activism in which Manchester has a long tradition. For instance there has been a flourishing (Manchester) Gay Centre from 1977/78 to the present day, now called the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Foundation funded by Manchester City Council, in contrast to the situation in Birmingham. He wondered whether "apathy was filtered into the water in Birmingham since even in the gay organisations there don't seem to be the number of people involved... and there certainly isn't the agitation that is needed to get things done."
Contributed by: Mike