In 1998, George Michael was arrested for a lewd act in a LA toilet. The pop pin-up's secret was out. But why was it a secret? And how did George's exposure turn into a blow for gay liberation?
After his arrest, George Michael turned the PR playbook on its head - coming out on TV, and releasing hit video Outside celebrating gay hook-ups dressed as a cop.
Through the 1980s and 90s, gay people were outed by the tabloid press against their will. Tory MP Harvey Proctor's political career was destroyed. And then 30 years later it happened again.
Branded a 'home-wrecker', social worker Terry Dunning was outed by the Express in 1993. Thirty years later, Terry and family tell his story.