Commemorating the passing of the 1967 Act

2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

A number of cultural organisations is organising events, including:

The People’s History Museum: “Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights” 25 Feb-3 Sep 2017: – “This unique exhibition is curated by members of the local LGBT+ community.  It details the development of an LGBT+ movement, showing the internal and external struggles, the different party political approaches to the social and historical context of the last sixty years of activism.  This is the complex and compelling story of a long and often bumpy journey.”

Arcola Queer Collective/Unfinished Histories: “To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Arcola Queer Collective is staging Queer Plays Then and Now, a series of extracts from key plays of the period, together with a new play written in response to them by Damien Hughes …

The event will include extracts from unpublished in the Unfinished Histories archive and Rose Bruford College Special Collections , as well as published work …”

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