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Ordinary people share the objects that have helped define their lives since homosexuality was decriminalised, including naval discharge papers and even a pair of Ugg boots.

Every so often the world changes beyond your wildest dreams. In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality, offering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people the opportunity to start living openly for the first time.

Presented by Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman, this unique series features LGBTQ people from across the UK as they share the objects that helped define their lives during these transformative 50 years.

In episode two, these crowdsourced artefacts include a copy of the controversial schoolbook Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, naval discharge papers, even a pair of Ugg boots.

We meet the nun-impersonating freedom fighters the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the writer behind TV's steamiest lesbian kiss and a Muslim man who set up an LGBT support group for Southeast Asians.

Ranging over the past 30 years, this was an era when public acceptance of homosexuality overtook the government's - a time when many celebrities came out and stood up for LGBTQ rights.

But this is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times - told through their treasured possessions - charting the joys and heartbreaks of just being true to yourself.

Prejudice and Pride: The People's History Of LGBTQ Britain is part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 4 Aug 2017 02:15


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Role Contributor
Presenter Susan Calman
Presenter Stephen K Amos
Production Company 7 Wonder Productions
Interviewed Guest Austin Allen
Interviewed Guest Louise Carolin
Interviewed Guest Geoff Hardy
Interviewed Guest Peter Roscoe
Interviewed Guest Liam Boudicca
Interviewed Guest Ian Elmslie
Interviewed Guest Ian Lucas
Interviewed Guest Bright Daffodil aka Adeleh Sansara
Interviewed Guest Emma Riley
Interviewed Guest Shaun Duggan
Interviewed Guest Mike Atkinson
Interviewed Guest Simon Johnson
Interviewed Guest Susan and Gerrie
Interviewed Guest Jennifer Black
Interviewed Guest Khakan Qureshi
Executive Producer Eve Kay
Director James Giles
Editor Bruce Law
Production Manager Rosie Gray
Production Assistant Harry Gardner
Production Assistant Pada Schaaf
Assistant Producer Joseph Ingham
Assistant Producer Emma Love
Executive Producer Steve Condie


Find out more about LGBTQ history through articles and a timeline charting landmarks of the past 50 years

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