The Gay Rights Movement

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.

Press Conference - Sir John Wolfenden
video
Any Questions - The Wolfenden Report
audio
Male Homosexual
audio
This Time Of Day - Lesbianism
audio
Today - Leo Abse
audio
Man Alive - Consenting Adults 1: The Men
video
Man Alive - Consenting Adults 2: The Women
video
Late Night Line-Up - The Man Alive Report
video
Open Door - The Scottish Minorities Group - Glad to be Gay?
video
Everyman - The Lord's My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay
video
Inside Story - Coming Out
video
Third Ear - Section 28
audio
Heart of the Matter - Falling Out
video
Special Assignment - Homosexuality In Britain
audio
Open To Question - Justin Fashanu
video
Public Eye - A Question Of Consent
video
On The Record - Consenting Adults
video
Breakfast With Frost - Ian McKellen on Section 28
video
News - Public Views on the Age of Consent
video
News - Gays Forces Ban Upheld
video
Esther - Coming Out
video
News - Homosexual Age of Consent
video
Panorama - Gay Times
video
Woman's Hour - Ten Years of Stonewall
audio
The Day That Changed My Life - Compelling Circumstances
video
The Six O'Clock News - Ban on Gays in Military Lifted
video
Newsnight - Gay Culture
video
10 O'Clock news - Gays Couples Given Similar Rights as Married Couples
video
First civil partnership ceremony, 2005
video
In Living Memory - Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin
audio

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