Legacy of 67
Project launch: 17th February 2022
Legacy of ‘67 illuminates the stories and histories of LGBTQIA+ people before and after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967.
These stories have not been recorded systematically and are in danger of being lost forever; someone who was 18 years old at the time of this legislation is now 72. People whose early experiences of their identity in the early ‘60s, when sexual activity between men was illegal and could result in blackmail are now in their eighties. The experience of working-class people and people of colour is virtually invisible; what narrative we do have tends to come from the highly educated middle and upper classes.
We will collect the personal stories of older people living in Greater Manchester and the northwest who identify as LGBTQIA+ through oral history techniques.
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