File 18 - Press cuttings - 'Capital Gay' (LGBTQ)

Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/18

Title

Press cuttings - 'Capital Gay' (LGBTQ)

Date(s)

  • c.1984-1989 (Creation)

Level of description

File

Extent and medium

1 file.

Context area

Name of creator

(1981-1995)

Administrative history

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.

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Scope and content

Press cuttings from various issues of Capital Gay magazine, covering many facets of LGBTQ+ cultural and social life in London and the UK, including Pride marches, protests & demonstrations, the debate around S&M and fetish gear, employment, housing and homelessness, HIV/AIDS, Section 28, politics, and related issues & events.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

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Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open for consultation.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Existence and location of copies

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Description control area

Description identifier

CLCBLG 6/18

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created Summer 2021

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

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