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Tribune & the Fight for Gay Rights

In the 1980s, Tribune proudly provided a platform for gay and lesbian rights campaigners facing down prejudice, Thatcherism, and AIDS. The history behind its arrival at that position reveals much about the relationship between British LGBT activism and the socialist movement.

‘This international gay and lesbian solidarity represents the recognition that the equality we are fighting for is a universal human right — the right to sexual choice and self-determination — which overrides national boundaries, political systems, and cultural traditions.’ Writing for Tribune on the twentieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots of June 1969, gay rights […]

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