‘And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love’ Lin-Manuel Miranda
On 27 July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. While much has changed since then, how equal are LGBTQ people in the UK today? And are some of the hardest-won liberties now under threat?
On the day of the Act’s 50th anniversary, we will ask what the next 50 years should look like for LGBTQ rights – where do we go from here, and, more importantly, how do we get there?
The panellists for the talk are Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey, Moud Goba, an LGBTQ+ and human rights activist and the current Director of Community Engagement at UK Black Pride, Rebecca Stinson, Head of Trans Inclusion at Stonewall, and Jonny Woo, acclaimed comedian, actor and drag queen and one of London’s leading figures in cabaret and alternative variety. Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, fourth on the most recent Rainbow List of the UK’s hundred most influential LGBTQ+ people, chairs the event.