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You were butch, femme or sporty in the 1960s


“There were three categories: you were either , , or you were sporty, and I was sporty. You socialised with your own little set - as a member of a hockey team you played other hockey teams with gay women in and that was how you built up your friends, because was something that attracted gay women, especially hockey. I had a lot of gay friends from playing hockey; I’m still in touch with some of them. It was a bit hit and miss telling the gay ones from the straight ones, it was just an instinctive thing, or the very heterosexual ones would talk about their boyfriends. Again, the old ‘’ thing, the unwritten word, you just instinctively knew that you were batting for the same side, even when you were on opposite teams!”

Contributed by: Pam Hudson, 63

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