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 Pre-Raphaelites, Francis Bacon, Duncan Grant, John Singer Sargent: all produced queer art- and many long before it was decriminalised. The Tate Britain's landmark show of this art is one of the first in a major institution. Exhibits will include a portrait of Oscar Wilde, sold after his trial for gross indecency left him bankrupt.