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Gays Gone By….

November 8, 2011

When Madonna sang “Time goes by, so slowly” she really wasn’t telling the truth. Time flies by, but within that time there are hundreds of special Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender moments that we have all captured on an electronic device or even on an old Box Brownie (ask you your elders to explain that one). From club night, beach days, Pride and World AIDS day there are so many memories that the good people at QueenSpark Books would like you to share with the rest of the world.

The project, with an accompanying book, is all about Brighton and Hove and the people who make this city so special. They are looking for photos from bygone era, (yep, that includes the time we now call the 80’s, the decade that taste forgot) right back to the 1870’s, and bang up to date to the present day; because before you know it you’ll be reminiscing about Brighton Pride 2011 and all the laughs and larks you had. There are eight headings for photos, including: Portraits, Pubs & Clubs, Sport, Shops and Shopping, Wedding & Civil Partnerships, Transport, Where You Live and Youth Culture.

Do you have any photos displaying the Name Quilts? An anti ‘Section 28’ march through town,or one of you and your crew watching Divine, Village People or Hazel Dean at the Pink Coconut or more recently, Maisie Trollette, Dave Lynn or Lola Lasagne. If so why not visit their website, and see some of the brilliant photos already uploaded, including some excellent shots from local photographer David Sutherland.

For more information, please visit queensparkbooks.org.uk.

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