London celebrates 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality
This spring, it's fifty years since homosexuality between men was finally (partially) decriminalised in the UK with the Sexual Offences Act. But, as London's greatest institutions rise up to mark the half-century, we're reminded of the countless hidden histories that are waiting to be told. The British Museum leads the way, with a love story that's nearly 2,000 years old. Click through our gallery to find the best events marking the occasion.
Now in its 31st edition, this LGBT festival commemorates the anniversary of decriminalisation by opening with the world premiere of Against the Law, a TV film telling the story of the illegal love between Peter Wildeblood and a servicemen. The full programme of films is divided into three themes, 'hearts, bodies, minds'. See The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-Wook, based on Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.