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1972 – Police Target Keele Gay Lib Soc

In 1972 police targeted the Keele Gay Lib Soc as part of a wider campaign against local gay men. An article in the newly launched national publication “Gay News” reported that over the last eight months police had been compiling a dossier of all known gays in the potteries.

Article reproduced from Gay News Issue 6 published around 1st September 1972. Retrieved from The Gay News Archive 

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The newspaper cuttings featured here have been compiled by the posts author, Andrew Colclough, from online archives as part of his personal research into local LGBT+ history. Copyright belongs to the newspapers that published the articles. The news cuttings have been shared here by this post’s author, Andrew Colclough, on the basis of fair personal/non commercial use.

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