Phillip Cox

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Phillip Cox was a significant socio-political activist for young gay people in London during the 1970s and 80’s. He was someone whose actions, in the broader social context of Gay liberation, meant something. He researched the concept of the London Gay Teenage Group (LGTG) with his then flat-mate Paul at their council flat high up in a tower block in Bath Street, EC1. Phillip trained and eventually became a quaified Gay Switchboard Member in mid 1977. Phillip was a member of Campaign for Homosexual Equality, but struggled to get their support for the LGTG concept, as they feared legal reprisal supporting an under 21 group. Phillip left the London Gay Teenage Group after the first official meeting in January 1977, requesting that a ballot be held of nominations for a youth collective to be formed to oversee the group. He encouraged Steven Power,to seek nomination. Steven Power became the 1st Young Chairperson of LGTG.

Phillip also broadcast on Gaywaves, a pirate radio station in London, broadcasting in the early 1980s on 103.7 F.M. [1].


[1] Tribute to Phillip Cox by LGTG Member Gary James

  1. The British Library hold some recordings of Gaywaves broadcasts