In the Pink (2018) 

In the Pink is a free newspaper edited by Sean Burns and supported by SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, Grand Union, Birmingham, and Baltic, Gateshead. Between 1986 and 1990, In The Pink was published monthly at the Trade Union Resource Centre in Digbeth and distributed to groups, pubs, and clubs around the West Midlands.

The paper’s content varied from interviews and listings to more political articles, thought pieces and health advice. The November 2018 issue of In the Pink reimagines the original paper, inviting a new group of voices to reflect on Birmingham in the 1980s, share personal and collective histories and discuss some of the matters facing LGBTQ+ people in the region today.

In The Pink was launched on November 2, 2023, at Digbeth First Friday at Grand Union, with copies available across the West Midlands.

Images: Sean Burns, In the Pink, 2018. Courtesy: the artist; photography: Jack Spicer Adams and Emwa Jones