Gay’s the Word
66 Marchmont St
Located in the literary ‘hood of Bloomsbury, Gay’s The Word put up its own fight against censorship in 1984, when Her Majesty’s customs agents raided the store and took hundreds of titles on the grounds of indecency. The queer community protested the raid and the charges against the 32-year-old store’s owners were eventually dropped.
Gay’s The Word’s history is explored in a fascinating short documentary, which includes an interview with noted queer author Felice Picano.
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