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.
The British Museum have designed an exhibition of LGBTQ histories and an accompanying trail through the permanent collections. Included on the trail are busts of Roman emperor Hadrian and his young lover, Antonius, who he met around 120AD when the latter was 13 years old. They are displayed side-by-side in the museum.