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March 1972 to February 1983
Spring 1972 saw the launch of 'Gay News'. The paper ran until 1983. Famously the publication was taken to court by Festival of Light organiser and moral campaigner Mary Whitehouse for blasphemy, the editor received a 2 year suspended jail sentence.
The first issue had the face of Jimmy Saville on the front
and relates to a radio program that Saville was hosting on the topic of