Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

25 Feb - 03 Sep

January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent. 50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide.  

There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as well as forward. This unique exhibition is curated by members of the local LGBT+ community. It details the development of an LGBT+ movement, showing the internal and external struggles, the different party political approaches to equality, and the social and historical context of the last sixty years of activism.  

This is the complex and compelling story of a long and often bumpy journey.

The Never Going Underground exhibition runs throughout 2017 at the People's History Museum, including a diverse programme of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of sex between men, the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Check the PHM website link below for more details.

This is a Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, PHM ask for a suggested donation £5.