Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Gay News on Trial

Cover of Gay and Lesbian Humanist Gay News Special

In July 1977, the fortnightly newspaper Gay News and its editor, Denis Lemon, were put on trial and convicted of blasphemous libel. It was the last successful prosecution for blasphemy in Britain.

In July 2002, in this special feature commemorating the 25th anniversary of that trial, Gay and Lesbian Humanist brings together the views and recollections of various people who remember the trial personally or have cause to look back on it.

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Created : Sunday, 2002-09-01 / Last updated : Wednesday, 2007-12-12
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