In 1967, male homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England and Wales (1980 in Scotland and 1982 in Northern Ireland). 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, Stop-Homophobia.com charts the story so far for gay […]
Theatre – Ovalhouse: THE ACT 8 October – 26 October 2013. If you want to get ahead in the civil service it helps to have friends in low places.It’s the final days for an underground community catapulted into the mainstream, and all because the Church of England believed in the decriminalisation of homosexuality. The Act is an exploration of the 1967 decriminalisation of homosexuality using personal anecdotes, verbatim House of Commons speeches and song in a powerful cabaret-style performance.
The Home Office’s stated intention to wipe off pre-1967 convictions for homosexual acts that would have been legal today will not be an across-the-board arrangement, the Government has announced. Instead, people convicted under the indecency laws that outlawed any same sex male relations will have to apply to have their convictions quashed and wait while a case-worker […]