Issue 18 . Winter 2005
It started with a kiss
Thirty years ago, come 30th January, Southern Television (the 1970's equivalent of today's ITV Meridian) broadcast a half-hour documentary about gay people in Brighton.
Sadly, the pleasure and triumph that must have been felt by activists featured in the programme turned sour the next day, when one of them got sacked from his job.
Protesters from all over the country converged on British Home Stores' Oxford Street branch and local campaigners left the general public of Brighton and Worthing in no doubt as to their feelings.
Tony Whitehead later became a founding father of the Terrence Higgins Trust.