Coming out was a core value of gay liberation, but trade unions interpreted attempts at self-organisation by minority groups as divisive.
Author: Bob Cant
Bob Cant Who is going to take responsibility for researching the sexual politics of Haringey in the 1980s? Haringey is a multicultural North London borough with a population of around a quarter of a million, and major economic contrasts between different localities; it includes Broadwater Farm estate, which was the scene of […]
There was an exquisite cruelty about the way her remarks were directed towards the opposition Labour Party.
Bob Cant In 2009, I addressed the LGBT Trades Union Congress (TUC) about the Millthorpe Project, a sound archive of the lifestories of LGBT trade unionists. Thirty years previously, it would have been inconceivable for the TUC to host an annual event about issues facing LGBT people at work. I […]
Bob Cant Collaboration between the procedurally correct trade union movement and the playful street theatre of the gay liberation movement was never going to be easy. My own trade union, National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) provides a case study of events typical of trade unions […]
Bob Cant I was rather scared of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). And when I saw them taking part in a demonstration against Ted Heath’s Industrial Relations Bill early in 1971, I became confused. I had, at that stage, never been to a GLF meeting but I imagined that they […]