Today marks the 50-year anniversary of the part-decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK 🇬🇧 🏳️‍🌈


How far have we come?

  • For decades after 1967 gay people had to fight against discrimination
  • Laws like Section 28 stopped teachers from talking about gay relationships in school 
  • From 2000, gay and bisexual people could serve openly in the military 
  • In 2002, gay people we allowed to adopt children 
  • Section 28 was finally scrapped in 2003 
  • Civil partnerships were introduced in 2004 
  • Encouraging homophobic hatred became illegal in 2008 
  • Over 7,000 hate crimes were reported last year (2016) 
  • 2013: Marriage equality (England & Wales) 
  • The 'Alan Turing law' pardoned thousands of gay men for since-abolished sex offences 
  • Despite the progress, gay people still face discrimination, and there is a long way to go until we achieve total equality

Please join Friends of Dorothy from Midday on 27th July at the Wardrobe (opposite Leeds Bus Station) to meet and talk with some of our friends who want to share their stories of how this shift has changed our lives and of the work yet to be done here and overseas to attain true equality.

RVSP: contact FOD on: 01132385418