Being Gay in the UK
In the 1980s, when Spellshock and The Witch of Cheyne Heath series is set, homosexuality had technically been decriminalized, but the country was still oppressive toward members of the LGBT community.
Here’s a great article from the Guardian written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of 1967s Sexual Offences Act.
Homosexuality was decriminalised 50 years ago. But what happened next?
And here is an overview of British attitudes toward homosexuality, and a look at the 80s in particular.