LGBT+ History Month, Feb 2021: Gay life in London in the 1970s

By Mark Stenhoff

The 1970s was the era of the button badge. Every shade of political opinion – and apolitical social comment – found its one–line expression on a badge. The cause of Gay Liberation was no exception. I’ve no idea what happened to my Gay Pride 75 badge or the Campaign for Homosexual Equality one that I’m sporting in the inset picture; that’s from 1976. Yes, the rather miffed looking little creature…