Tales from the city

Stories, objects and memories from Liverpool’s LGBT+ community
13 October 2017 to 31 March 2019
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Free entry

This powerful exhibition marked 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 reflected how the lives and experiences of Liverpool’s LGBT+ community have changed from 1967 to 2017. Individual stories were told through a mixture of objects, costume, art, photography, film and oral history interviews. The exhibition also explored 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 offered 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. The film was included in the exhibition.


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Visitors were able to explore more LGBT+ art, history, and culture in our resource area.

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50 stories from Liverpool's LGBT+ community from 1957 to 2017. 


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