LGBT+ History Month, Feb, 2021: 1967 – Seems so long ago

By Mark Stenhoff

1967 – seems so long ago[1] ‘Men who choose to love other men are treated not only with intolerance and contempt but prosecuted and jailed. As a result, they become vulnerable to violence, blackmail, and persecution. … These men are a minority. They receive minority treatment; face prejudice and intolerance; stand accused of depravity and…

LGBT+ History Month, Feb 2021: Gay life in London in the 1970s

By Peter Hitcham

The 1970s was the era of the button badge. Every shade of political opinion – and apolitical social comment – found its one–line expression on a badge. The cause of Gay Liberation was no exception. I’ve no idea what happened to my Gay Pride 75 badge or the Campaign for Homosexual Equality one that I’m sporting in the inset picture; that’s from 1976. Yes, the rather miffed looking little creature…