Together our voices are LOUDER !

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About this collection.

In 1967, homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England and Wales. Since then, terms like 'clause 28', 'the age of consent' and 'civil partnerships' have become part of the political language in the fight for gay rights.


In this collection, we chart the story so far for gay and lesbian equality in the UK. Many of the programmes reflect the language common at the time when they were first broadcast and illustrate the changing attitudes towards homosexuality in the last 50 years.


Press Conference Sir John Wolfenden
BROADCAST 1957
25 MINUTES
Sir John Wolfenden is questioned about the recently published report on homosexuality.

Any Questions The Wolfenden Report
BROADCAST 1957
9 MINUTES
Has the Church lost its moral authority in accepting the 'Wolfenden Report'?

Male Homosexual
BROADCAST 1965
29 MINUTES

Interviews with homosexual men who risk arrest and social stigma.


This Time Of Day Lesbianism
BROADCAST 1965
14 MINUTES
Wendy Jones interviews lesbians about life in 1965.

Today Leo Abse
BROADCAST 1966
3 MINUTES
Why should homosexuality be decriminalised?

Man Alive Consenting Adults: 1. The Men
BROADCAST 1967
30 MINUTES
Will a change in the law save homosexuals from blackmail and fear?


Man Alive Consenting Adults: 2. The Women
BROADCAST 1967
30 MINUTES
Can a lesbian ever find true happiness?


Late Night Line-Up Man Alive
BROADCAST 1967
38 MINUTES
A panel debates a recent documentary on homosexuality.

Open Door The Scottish Minorities Group - Glad to be Gay?
BROADCAST 1976
29 MINUTES
Advice and support for gay men and lesbians in Scotland.

Everyman The Lord's My Shepherd and He Knows I'm Gay
BROADCAST 1977
39 MINUTES
Peter France reports on the Gay Christian Movement.

Inside Story Coming Out
BROADCAST 1980
49 MINUTES
Preparing for the 1979 London Gay Pride week.

Third Ear Section 28
BROADCAST 1988
24 MINUTES
Ian McKellen challenges a government bill.

Heart of the Matter Falling Out
BROADCAST 1991
32 MINUTES
Joan Bakewell investigates homosexuality in the British armed forces.

Special Assignment Homosexuality In Britain
BROADCAST 1991
28 MINUTES
What does the future hold for gay people in the UK?

Open To Question Justin Fashanu
BROADCAST 1992
35 MINUTES
How has 'coming out' affected the career of Justin Fashanu?

Public Eye A Question Of Consent
BROADCAST 1992
29 MINUTES
The campaign for equal ages of consent in the UK.

On The Record Consenting Adults
BROADCAST 1993
12 MINUTES
Michael Gove reports on the 1993 London Gay Pride March.

Breakfast With Frost Ian McKellen on Section 28
BROADCAST 1994
11 MINUTES
How will changes in the law affect education and the arts?

News Public Views on the Age of Consent
BROADCAST 1994
6 MINUTES
Should the age of consent for gay men be lowered?

News Gays Forces Ban Upheld
BROADCAST 1995
4 MINUTES
The High Court upholds a ban on gays in the military.

Esther Coming Out
BROADCAST 1996
29 MINUTES
Is it better to 'come out' before you're 'outed'?

News Homosexual Age of Consent
BROADCAST 1997
4 MINUTES
The government proposes a vote on the age of consent.

Panorama Gay Times
BROADCAST 1997
39 MINUTES
Does society accept the right to equality for gay people?

Woman's Hour Ten Years of Stonewall
BROADCAST 1999
9 MINUTES
Jenni Murray speaks to Angela Mason, chief executive of Stonewall.

The Day That Changed My Life Compelling Circumstances
BROADCAST 1999
29 MINUTES
The gay immigration officer who went to prison and changed the law.

The Six O'Clock News Ban on Gays in Military Lifted
BROADCAST 1999
2 MINUTES
The European Court of Human Rights delivers its verdict.

Newsnight Gay Culture
BROADCAST 2000
8 MINUTES
Should the gay community integrate with the mainstream?

10 O'Clock news Gays Couples Given Similar Rights as Married Couples
BROADCAST 2002
4 MINUTES
Gay partners are to get the same rights as married couples.

News First Civil Partnership Ceremony
BROADCAST 2005
3 MINUTES
The first UK civil partnership takes place in Belfast.

In Living Memory Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin
BROADCAST 2009
28 MINUTES

The book that led to a ban on promoting homosexuality in schools.