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Issue 18 . Winter 2005

Our survey said . Rookie to Raunchy . A tribute to Phil Starr. Hold very tight please . War stories wanted . It started with a kiss . News in the archive

News in the archive

We're delighted that so many of you keep an eye out for things to give to the Ourstory archive. Over the last few months, LAGNA (Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive) have sent us copies of their press cutting collection for East Sussex from the 1950s to the present.

Two lots of books have come our way - Francis brought in ten gay men's books written in the 1950s and '60s, including Song of the Loon by Richard Amory, A Youth of Fourteen by Aubrey Fowkes and Finistere by Fritz Peters. Nina has given us some more recent lesbian fiction, including Sarah Waters' Tipping the Velvet and Jackie Kay's Trumpet. These will all grace the shelves alongside our existing library of about 300 titles of interest to lesbian and gay browsers.

Graeme persuaded a relative to make us a DVD of the television drama series, Sugar Rush (Julie Burchill's story of young lesbian love, filmed in Brighton). Nina, Sally, Ben and Graeme have all donated contemporary press cuttings, posters, flyers and magazines, while Veronica has sent us a selection of lesbian and gay magazines from the 1970s-90s.

Jean's photograph taken in Alciston churchyard has inspired a bit of delving and perhaps a piece for the next newsletter.

Thank-you all!


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