Part of National Museums Liverpool
This powerful exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act with stories from Liverpool’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) community over the past five decades.
The exhibition reflects how the lives and experiences of Liverpool’s LGBT+ community have changed from 1967 to 2017. Individual stories are told through a mixture of objects, costume, art, photography, film and oral history interviews. The exhibition also explores the impact of national events such as Section 28, civil partnerships, marriage, age of consent equality, and equal adoption rights.
The experiences of Liverpool's LGBT+ community reveal devastating cases of discrimination and prejudice but also examples of self-determination, resilience and creativity. 50 years on from the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, the exhibition offers a reflection on the significant advances that have been made, while also remembering there is still work to be done for full equality.
Excerpts from 'Pink: Past and Present' courtesy of First Take. Watch more interviews from the film in the exhibition.
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Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
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Delivered by the Museum of Liverpool in partnership with Homotopia.
50 stories from Liverpool's LGBT+ community from 1957 to 2017. See more in the exhibition timeline!
Our third blog post in the run up to our exciting OUTing the Past: The 4th National Festival of LGBT History conference, 3 February, is from Peter Scott-Presland and Andrew Lumsden.
At the Museum of Liverpool we are passionate about telling real people’s stories and using them to champion social justice.
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