With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality, in both England and Wales, a brand new exhibit has been opened to mark the occasion.
In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act was introduced, this remarkable change finally made it legal for 2 men to have sex (of course in private..well, just like everyone really) as long as they were both over the age of 21. Before this, sexual acts between 2 men were an imprisonable offence. Oh how far we’ve come.
Due to this huge anniversary greeting us head on, the National Museums Liverpool are displaying a tasteful collection of highlights from the years passed, this event will celebrate the fantastic work from some of the best know fashion designers – all of, who surprisingly, (if you didn’t already know) were and are gay. This includes works from Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce and more. These incredible people have since used their overwhelming talent to explore their own sexuality and gender identity, which in turn has helped others express the same, with complete freedom, which paved the way for where we are now.
If you are interested, which I am sure you are, this is being presented at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the exhibit is running from the 18th February to the summer of 2018, with completely free admission This means you have no reason not to attend! With the Art Gallery being open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm, you have all the time in the world to go, and even grab a cheeky coffee afterwards.
It would make a fantastic day out, celebrating the passing of a law which changed history and really set us up for all the modern changes with homosexuality we have now.