Peter Scott-Presland tells the story of the young gay men and women of the 1960s who were pushing for change, developing their own ideas of what gay rights were, leading happy homosexual lives (some openly), and screaming with frustration at the caution of the Great and Good. It's a colourful story, of feuds and alliances, passion, compassion and pride. This talk marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalised homosexuality, and launches the Opening Doors London "ODL50" programme.
Peter Scott-Presland is an activist and author of Amiable Warriors, Volume 1: A Space to Breathe, the story of the gay pioneers who founded the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, 1954-1973.
LSE Library (@LSELibrary) is the national social sciences library of the UK, and is the main library of the London School of Economics and Political Science. It was founded in 1896 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.
LSE Spectrum (@LSESpectrum) is the LGBT+ staff network at the LSE, which represents staff from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other minority sexual orientation and gender identities.
Opening Doors London (@OpeningDoorsLdn) is the largest provider of information and support services for older [50+] LGBT* people in the United Kingdom. We are here to let all older LGBT* people in London and beyond know they are not alone. Our aim is to ensure older LGBT* people live happier, healther and independent lives that are free from loneliness, isolation, prejudice and discrimination.
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