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Back to the 80s: Pride and Prejudice

  • Category
    Debates and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    08 November 2012
  • Time
    7:30 PM
  • Price
    £8*
  • Concs.
    £6*
Back to the 80s: Pride and Prejudice
Selection of badges (LAGNA Collection, Bishopsgate Library)

Book for three events in the Back to the 80s series and receive 10% discount on the price of your tickets. Book here to receive discount.

A speaker at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference was cheered when he said, “If you want a queer for your neighbour, vote Labour!” Today, many leading Conservatives support gay marriage. A watershed in the long struggle for civil rights for LGBT citizens was resistance to Clause 28, which prohibited local authorities from presenting ‘homosexuality as a pretended family relationship’. How did such hostility and prejudice give way to tolerance and now, perhaps, the possibility, at last, of equality?

 

Speakers include Peter Tatchell (Director of Peter Tatchell Foundation), Lisa Power MBE (Policy Director, Terrence Higgins Trust) and Michael Cashman MEP (Labour politician, founder of Stonewall). The event will be chaired by Dr Matt Cook (Senior Lecturer in History and Gender Studies, Birkbeck, University of London).

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