Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality

This exhibition runs from Mon, 9th Jan 2017 to Fri, 7th Apr 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

23rd Feb 2017  
(9am - 7pm)
24th Feb 2017  
(9am - 7pm)
25th Feb 2017  
(11am - 6pm)
26th Feb 2017  
(11am - 6pm)
27th Feb 2017  
(9am - 7pm)
28th Feb 2017  
(9am - 7pm)
1st Mar 2017  
(9am - 7pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

An exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which legalised homosexuality in the UK.

Although homosexuality in private was decriminalised, genuine parity still was not achieved. This exhibition, based on the Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection looks at the legal struggled since then.

This exhibition follows the story from the ‘hidden’ years when homosexuality was a taboo subject, to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 and the emergence of gay liberation in the 1970s.

The setting of the exhibition is topical, as the first Gay Liberation Front meeting was held at the LSE in October 1970.

The exhibition looks at the campaigns to lower the age of consent for gay men to 16, to repealing section 28 and for legal recognition of trans people and civil partnerships in 2004.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


LSE Library,

10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD

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