About this oral history
Simon was interviewed as part of the Our History project, which archived, recorded and preserved our LGBT heritage in 2019/20. Simon was a worker in HIV health promotion for the UK Health Education Authority and Terence Higgins Trust in the mid-1980s, and was involved with Cambridge AIDS Helpline. He is currently METRO Trustee as Treasurer. In this oral history clip Simon describes The Gloucester pub and filming of Beautiful Thing in the 1990s.
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