My own private London A gay life in the first year of It’s a Sin (Part two of six: The Semi-gay Pub)

(Contains spoilers and may trigger some AIDS survivor readers. Names in quotation marks are pseudonyms. Many of the names from the 80s aren’t mentioned because I don’t remember. Other names are real, taken from my occasional diary or letters I wrote)

Serving sandwiches when I was a barman in the “semi-gay pub”



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Robin Rowland

Independent visual journalist in Kitimat, BC, Canada. Author of five books, more at