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Gay's the Word is the longest running gay bookshop in the UK, founded in 1979. It is located in Bloomsbury, Central London.

A number of celebrity customers supported a campaign to keep it open in 2007.[1][2]

It was prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Acts in 1984 as part of Operation Tiger, though charges were eventually dropped.[3][4]

Footnotes Edit

  1. The Times,Celebrity customers campaign to save gay bookshop , 2 March 2007
  2. The Guardian, Authors campaign to save Britain's only gay bookshop, 22 March 2007
  3. (Newburn, 1992) p.186
  4. (Watney, 1997) p.58

References Edit

  • Newburn, Tim (1992), Permission and Regulation: Law and Morals in Post-War Britain, Routledge, ISBN 0415046394 
  • Watney, Simon (1997), Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media, Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 0304337854 

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