Exhibition: Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

This exhibition CLOSED on Tue, 19th Sep 2017

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture.

Explore original manuscripts, rare printed items, oral history recordings and campaign material from the Library's collection.

50 years after the Sexual Offences act partially decriminalised homosexuality, has legislation become the foundation from which distinct gay identities have emerged?

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