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Q-Nation Quotes: As gay venues close, is history being lost?

Q-Nation Quotes: As gay venues close, is history being lost?
As we become a more accepting society, many gay establishments are having a hard time financially surviving.
As we become a more accepting society, many gay establishments are having a hard time financially surviving.

“A lot of this history is being lost. It’s very temporary; a lot of this history. The places where gay, lesbian and trans people used to meet were often illegal. They were hidden. You had to go up a secret passage and knock on a door. That stuff is very easily lost and forgotten, but actually these were the sorts of places that were pioneering in terms of politics, art, culture, music, fashion.”

Historic England’s Rosie Sherrington, in a recent article in Sky News

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