The Gay Men’s Press

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The Gay Men’s Press was founded in 1979 by Aubrey Walter, David Fernbach, and Richard Dipple. GMP was the first and largest publisher of gay books in England. The company published fiction, non fiction and art books. The children’s book Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, a translation of a Danish book, was published in 1983. The campaign against it led to Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 which forbade the “promotion” of homosexuality by local government.

The company was sold in 2000, and closed in 2006 due to dwindling book sales.


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One thought on “The Gay Men’s Press

  1. It’s a great pity GMP disappeared into Millevres (?) gullet. It was artistically / socially enterprising in as well as commercially. It produced stuff like Richie McMullen’s derived from a pretty plebby Scouse background – and Steven Birkett’s set in Northern Ireland.
    Steven’s first book sold out in a short time but Millevres (their reader ? Burton) refused a reprint or to handle any more of his material. His trilogy is being self-published via Lulu.

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