It seems hard to believe that it's nearly 35 years ago that I
met a young Air Steward who was admitted with A.I.D.S. on a ward I was working
on. I remember the anger and disbelief I felt when patients
relatives were demanding that their family members be moved to another ward
even though he was being nursed in a cubicle.
The next day I was allocated to look after him . During this
time I commented on some food that was on his bed table. He offered me
I was taken aback when he cried all because I accepted his
food. This encounter changed the course of my career and in significant ways my
These chronicles are set in three parts with part one
looking at the early years when we felt under attack both from the press and
those who were in positions of power.
Part Two will look at the Fight back which to my mind is one
of if not the proudest moment in LGBT history. And part three will show where
we are now.
This is not the finished product – my sincere hope is that
you will add your thoughts memories or any archive material you have .