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Events tagged with "Moseley"

Birmingham localities and the gay population

Gays are everywhere. There is no doubt that, representing 6% of the population, at 2008 levels, some 60,000 gay people live within the Birmingham City Council boundaries alone. But there is evidence that, once lesbians and gay men can exert some elem...

City Centre

There has always been a large residential population in central Birmingham with several large post war housing estates, such as Lee Bank and Ladywood proving popular choices for gay people over the years due to their convenient location for accessing...

Moseley

Moseley is a cosmopolitan residential area three miles south of Birmingham city centre. It has a bohemian reputation and has been a popular place for gay people to settle in for many decades.It is characterised by large Victorian villas, mansions and...

Women's access to bars

Pre 1960s Prior to the 1960s, and well into the 1970s there appears to have been very little opportunity indeed for lesbians to get together openly in a social or public space. All the bars noted as being popular with the gay crowd in the 40s and 50...

Memories tagged with "Moseley"

Everyone looked butch at the Old Mo

The second person Inge told was a friend she shared a house with, who knew a woman who knew some lesbians in a group ĎWomen Oppose the Nuclear Threatí. This friend invited her to the meetings, then she was invited to a pub, and generally built up kno...

First impressions of Birmingham

Mike commented that his first main impression of Birmingham was of a very big, prosperous city. He didn't want to leave Manchester but the job offer was a good one. When Mike moved to Birmingham from Manchester, he got a flat in Moseley, and lived in...

Lesbians gravitated to Kings Heath

Barbara and Bridget live in Kings Heath. Barbara said ďIíve lived in Balsall Heath, Kings Heath or Moseley since my second or third year in university, which is the area most lesbians gravitate to be with others of the same kind, lots of feminists, l...

Living in politically conscious Moseley, 1970s

"Iíve always lived in a very politically conscious area of Birmingham, Iíve lived in Moseley. We live in Kings Heath now because weíve downsized but Moseley was fantastic in the '70s. The pubs were terrific, there was poetry and jazz and theatre, the...

Not on the scene so much, 2008

ďA lot of women who were around are still around but not socially on the scene, though I still occasionally go to the Fox, and I am involved in Birmingham Pride Community Trust and Gay Birmingham Remembered. I have still got friends from that era, we...

Suburbs and growing older

Suburbs and growing older ďIíve mostly lived in the Moseley, Kings Heath, Balsall Heath corridor for 20 years and I really liked being part of the furniture of an area, and part of a community, not necessarily part of a lesbian community. Now Iíve mo...