Ordinary people share the objects that have helped define their lives since homosexuality was decriminalised, including a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine.
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 one, these crowdsourced treasures range from a rare collection of the first openly gay magazine (featuring a virtually unknown young singer, David Bowie) to letters from worried parents trying to understand their newly 'out' daughters and sons.
Over 20 incredible years, 1967 - 1987, we meet the fearless revolutionaries of the Gay Liberation Front, a transgender pioneer who almost caused a strike and a woman who faced losing her children when she came out as a lesbian. By the early 1980s, LGBTQ people were starting to build a community, which would be tested to the limit when AIDS loomed.
This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times - told through their cherished 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.
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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Presenter||Stephen K Amos|
|Production Company||7 Wonder Productions|
|Interviewed Guest||Tim Hughes|
|Interviewed Guest||Gill Williamson|
|Interviewed Guest||Nigel Quiney|
|Interviewed Guest||Julian Hows|
|Interviewed Guest||Stephen Crowther|
|Interviewed Guest||Stuart Feather|
|Interviewed Guest||Luchia Fitzgerald|
|Interviewed Guest||Angela Cooper|
|Interviewed Guest||Carol Steele|
|Interviewed Guest||Brian Hart|
|Interviewed Guest||Sandi Hughes|
|Interviewed Guest||Frankie O'Reilly|
|Interviewed Guest||Sue Gee|
|Interviewed Guest||Sue Wade|
|Interviewed Guest||Martyn Butler|
|Interviewed Guest||Michelle Reid|
|Executive Producer||Eve Kay|
|Production Manager||Rosie Gray|
|Production Assistant||Harry Gardner|
|Production Assistant||Pada Schaaf|
|Assistant Producer||Joseph Ingham|
|Assistant Producer||Emma Love|
|Executive Producer||Steve Condie|