Gay Times

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Date: 2002

Region: Europe

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Print Journalism


Artist: Gay Times

Confronting Bodies: Ryton Police Training College

Dates of Action: January, 2002

Location: Coventry, England

Description of Artwork: Gay Times is a magazine for homosexuals that contains no nudity. Its contents are classified as "news and informational" by British newsmerchants.

The Incident: The Ryton Police Training College refused to display copies of Gay Times. Chief Superintendent Stan Horlock said the publication was not suitable for its community resource center because the material could be "offensive."

Results of Incident: The Lesbian and Gay Police Association said that it was a form of censorship. The college agreed to keep a copy of the magazine in a clearly labelled box file.

Source: BBC Online