Thursday 27 July 2017 – 50 years since decriminalisation of homosexuality in UK – a shout-out to Tony Topping Media blog

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the England and Wales,  before which homosexuality in men – or at least homosexual acts between men – was treated as a criminal offence and often led to imprisonment, chemical castration or so much stigma and discrimination that people committed suicide. The decriminalisation in England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland would follow in 1980 and 1982)  in 1967 only applied to men over 21 and thousands of men were still prosecuted in the years after for various reasons that were exempted by the legislation.  That day in 1967 was a momentous day for LGBT rights in the UK but it was by no means the end of the fight for equality – which continues to this day.

 

You can read more about the anniversary in the links below or why not check out the blog post of Tony Stewart on his blog Tony Topping Media. (READ POST).

 

Screenshot_1SOME OF THE NEWS COVERAGE ON THE ANNIVERSARY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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READ SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON WIKIPEDIA:

 

 

 

 

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