Site Search

There are several quick ways to find material:

  1. Do an exact search:
  • From anywhere in the site you can enter any term into the search box. This shows on the screen as ‘Search…’. The term should be enclosed in double quotes, e.g., “The Times”.
  • This will produce a list of all articles which includes the search term. By default the first ten articles are shown. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Older Posts’ to see the next ten, and so on.
  • Once you are in an article, using ‘command+F’ (on a Mac) or ‘control+F’ (on Windows)  pulls up a further search window. Enter your term and the web page should highlight the term where it appears as often as it occurs in the article.

2. Browse the articles by year:

  • To browse by year, use the ‘Select Year’ drop down menu.
  • As before, once you are in an article, using ‘command+F’ (on a Mac) or ‘control+F’ (on Windows)  pulls up a further search window. Enter your term and the web page should highlight the term exactly where it occurs in the article, and as often as it occurs.

A note on chronology:

The articles in ‘MediaWatch’ run chronologically from 1983 to 2007. By contrast WordPress, the software used to produce this website, is designed so by default the newest entries are shown first. We have had to do a somewhat crude ‘fix’ to get around this limitation.

The reader only needs to know this because, when you come to click on the ‘Older Posts’ button to see the next series of posts, it will in fact show the more recent articles.

Copyright and Acknowledgements

Text in this website is copyright Terry Sanderson 2019. The text of these articles may be used, without modification but with attribution and a link to this website, for academic, journalistic and research purposes. Copyright for images and photos on this site belong to individual creators.

All cartoons are © Copyright David Shenton 2018

Many thanks are due to the Bishopsgate Institute, London, for their kind help in retrieving some older copies of HIM / Gay Times.

Finally, thanks to Gerard Phillips who created this website, and who also lived through the times documented here.