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Sunday, 9 October 2011
The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive - LAGNA
On Thursday 6th October, Louise and I went to the Bishopsgate Institute library to have a look at LAGNA in its new home. It moved there from Middlesex University in January 2011.
Apart from having a major thing about form filling, the staff there couldn't have been more helpful and interested in our work.
After a quick check on LAGNA's catalogue, we decided to start with the files on Sport and Language. Some time later...
We realised that we'd not be going further into the archives that day. I was cobbling together a piece on reactions to the word 'gay' since about 1963 - and reactions to reactions to the word 'gay', while Louise was engrossed in pulling out information about the Gay Games movement.
If you'd like to see what we did for February this year, the 2011 magazine is available online at:-