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Lesbian Film Show banned


While I was working for the National Association of editing ‘Working with Girls’, Val had agreed I could have some time to set up and support a in Birmingham, as there was a but no girls went to it. For reasons that escape me other than total stupidity, we thought it would be a good idea to have a fund-raising event for the , showing a couple of films by young lesbians, for young women, about sexuality, with really provocative titles, and invite lots of girls groups to come. So I did the copying and sent the invites out to all the Girls’ Groups through the National Association of Youth Clubs, not thinking twice about it. One of the Girls’ Night workers somewhere sent it to the press, because she was so appalled that we were trying to raise money for a young lesbian group, and it was on the front page of the , on a Saturday, and the headline was ‘Lesbian Film Show banned’ and it was about the Lesbian Group and the National Association of Youth Clubs. I had to hide, disguised, from the press and the show had to be cancelled. It hadn’t occurred to me that it would be a problem so it was quite dramatic!!!!"

Contributed by: Trisha McCabe, 51

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