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:

  • Fri, 20th Jan 2017
  • Sat, 21st Jan 2017
  • Sun, 22nd Jan 2017
  • Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
  • Tue, 24th Jan 2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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.


Location

LSE Library,

10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD

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