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Added 9th January 2020 by Hutch


Albert Square, Manchester

(Photographer unknown. Image held by Manchester Libraries/Archives Plus.)

February 1988 saw the biggest gay march ever in Manchester protesting against the Tory government’s infamous Clause 28 bill, which sought to outlaw the “promoting” of homosexuality.
My partner Mark Hutchinson at the front with his mate’s arm on his shoulder.
Posted in memory of Mark who sadly passed away in January 2019.

Latest Discussion

“I've loved this image for years, but never known who the people at the front were. Thank you! have you seen my Queer Noise exhibition?
10 Jan 2020
“Yes I very much enjoyed looking through your Queer Noise exhibition.
The Clause 28 photo is indeed an iconic image. Look up the Guardian Magazine Article if you want more background story on this.
10 Jan 2020
“Hi Andy. Thank you for posting this in memory of Mark. Sorry to hear about your loss. Really appreciate you adding this information to the website.”
18 Aug 2020
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