‘The Sexual Offences Act, 1967’ Mark Dunton

When:
February 11, 2017 @ 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm
2017-02-11T13:35:00+00:00
2017-02-11T13:55:00+00:00
Where:
The National Archives
Kew
Richmond TW9
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Vicky Iglikowski

This talk will give historical context to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, exploring attitudes to male homosexuality in the 1950s-60s. It will cover the recommendations of the Wolfenden Committee, the growing campaign for reform, the limited nature of the decriminalisation of homosexuality which the 1967 Act brought about – but also why the 50th anniversary of this will be worth marking.

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

Reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outing-the-past-tickets-30031949369

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