"> Name: British College Removes Gay Magazine from Display

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Europe

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: "Gay Times"

Confronting Bodies: Ryton Police Training College

Date of Action: January 2002

Specific 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.

Description of 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

Submitted By: NCAC

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