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The Adelphi

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City Centre
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Leeds Library & Information Services
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MIL 40/14
The Adelphi
6th October 1999 View of Adelphi Hotel on corner of Dock Street with Hunslet Road on Leeds Bridge. The Adelphi dates back to 1839 although the present inn dates from the turn of the 20th century by architect Thomas Winn (died 1908). Alfred Bellhouse bought the inn in 1889 and stayed there till 1920. From 1989 to 1993, the Adelphi Hotel was the meeting place of the Leeds Bisexual Group, founded by four friends who met at 1988’s BiCon (Bisexual Convention/Conference) in London. Discussions, parties, walks and travel to other events were all organised by its members, who felt misunderstood by the gay community and even faced hostility from some straight people who erroneously blamed bisexual behaviour for the spread of AIDS. The group eventually disbanded in the mid-nineties but, since 2014, there has been another active Leeds Bi Group, who meet at Yorkshire MESMAC, organise events and march in Leeds Pride. Link to full story with transcript on WYQS: https://wyqs.co.uk/stories/setting-up-a-yorkshire-bi-group/full-interview

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