Jane Traies: ‘The Other Consenting Adults: or, What were lesbians doing in 1967?’

When:
February 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2017-02-11T15:30:00+00:00
2017-02-11T16:00:00+00:00
Where:
York Explore Library
Museum St
York YO1
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
York LGBT History Month
Jane Traies: 'The Other Consenting Adults:  or, What were lesbians doing in 1967?' @ York Explore Library | York | England | United Kingdom

In 2017 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men. Lesbians, never having been illegal, are not officially part of this story – but the media spotlight that was trained on their gay brothers at that time sometimes illuminated their struggle, too. This presentation draws on contemporary reporting and on Jane’s own oral history research to uncover the hidden lives of lesbians in the 1960s.

A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.