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Capital Gay

  • Corporate body
  • 1981-1995

Capital Gay was a free, weekly London newspaper established by Graham McKerrow and Michael Mason. It was priced at 20p when first published but became free six months later, and went on to be Britain's longest-running free gay newspaper. It was initially distributed only in London but was later also distributed in Brighton. Its readership eventually grew to around 20,000.

Cathy McCormack

  • GB 1534 CM
  • Person
  • 1952-present

Cathy McCormack (July 5th 1952 – present), is a Scottish grassroots activist based in EasterHouse, Glasgow, prominent for her involvement in local and international anti-poverty campaigns. Becoming part of the EastHall Residents Association (ERA) in 1982, McCormack began her activism through a Glasgow-wide Anti-Damp campaign, helping to tackle a chronic damp housing problem experienced in EasterHouse and other post-war housing schemes. McCormack’s continued campaigning in the 1990s led to her involvement in setting up the Scottish Public Health Alliance in 1992, her attendance as a Scottish representative at the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development in 1994, and two study trips to Nicaragua and South Africa in 1992 and 1998. Today, McCormack still resides in Easterhouse Glasgow and is the author of a 2009 autobiography, ‘The Wee Yellow Butterfly’.

Central Region Women's Aid

  • CE
  • Corporate body
  • 1975

Central Region Women’s Aid (CRWA) was established in 1975 and the group was responsible for setting up groups in Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, and Stirling. Together, the three groups collaborated on a newsletter, published as the CRWA Newsletter, starting in 1979.

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

The Centre for Alternative Technology is an eco-centre in Powys, Wales. They educate people on sustainable development and living, alternative technology, renewable energy, organic farming and gardening. They run postgraduate courses, residential and day courses, and publish information on the above topics.

Chella Quint

  • Person

Chella Quint is a comedian, improvisor, designer, artist, writer, presenter and education researcher from Brooklyn, New York who now lives in Sheffield, England. She coined the phrase ‘period positive’ in 2006 and founded the #periodpositive campaign. She is a former head of PSHE (sex and relationships and life skills education), was a teacher researcher with the Gender Respect Project and advisor on the Gender Equality Charter for DECSY (Development Education Centre South Yorkshire) and now performs and consults for #periodpositive after completing a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on changing attitudes to menstruation in secondary schools.

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