The Gay Rights Movement | The campaign for sexual equality
In 1967, homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England and Wales. Since then, terms like 'clause 28', 'the age of consent' and 'civil partnerships' have become part of the political language in the fight for gay rights.
In this collection, we chart the story so far for gay and lesbian equality in the UK. Many of the programmes reflect the language common at the time when they were first broadcast and illustrate the changing attitudes towards homosexuality in the last 50 years.
Sir John Wolfenden is questioned about the recently published report on homosexuality.
Has the Church lost its moral authority in accepting the 'Wolfenden Report'?
Interviews with homosexual men who risk arrest and social stigma.
Wendy Jones interviews lesbians about life in 1965.
Can a lesbian ever find true happiness?
A panel debates a recent documentary on homosexuality.
Peter France reports on the Gay Christian Movement.
Joan Bakewell investigates homosexuality in the British armed forces.
What does the future hold for gay people in the UK?
The campaign for equal ages of consent in the UK.
Michael Gove reports on the 1993 London Gay Pride March.
Should the age of consent for gay men be lowered?
The High Court upholds a ban on gays in the military.
The government proposes a vote on the age of consent.
Does society accept the right to equality for gay people?
The gay immigration officer who went to prison and changed the law.
The European Court of Human Rights delivers its verdict.
Gay partners are to get the same rights as married couples.
The first UK civil partnership takes place in Belfast.
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