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LGBT+ history and timelines

LGBT+ TIMELINES | MENRUS.CO.UKWe've pulled together timelines of LGBT+ history and notable events.

There should be something for everyone, the Romans in the 1st and 2nd century; James Pratt and John Smith in the 19th century who were the last two men to be executed in Britain for buggery, and the foundation of the Gay Liberation Front in 1970.

Inspiring Minds: LGBT Documentary Film (2019) | Peruvian Tree Productions | 12 Apr 2019 | 1h 11m 27s
History of LGBT rights in the UK: A long road to equality | Kings College London | 28 Jul 2017 | 2m 11s
LGBT Rights: A Human Rights Lawyer's perspective | Kings College London | 19 Jul 2017 | 1m 35s

The queer history of a corner of the Northern line extension (Market Tavern, Nine Elms) | London Transport Museum
LGBTQ+ Timeline | BBC History
Key dates for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality | UK | Stonewall
Timeline of LGBT history | Wikipedia
Timeline of UK LGBT history | UK | LGBT Archive
Timeline of LGBT history in the United Kingdom | UK | Wikipedia
Timeline of LGBT Rights | World | Equaldex
People with a History: An online guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* history | US | Fordham University
Nine historical LGBTQ figures you need to know about | BBC Radio 4

 4 brilliant, boundary-breaking historical trans icons I wish I’d learned about in school | 12 Feb 2022 
 The colourful, sticky history of gay bathhouses: From 15th century scandal to modern staple | Pink News | 11 Feb 2022
Ted Brown: the man who held a mass kiss-in and made history | The Guardian | 8 Apr 2021
 MI6 chief apologises for past ban on LGBT staff | BBC News | 19 Feb 2021
 British soldiers sacked for being gay can get their medals back | The Guardian | 16 Feb 2021 | 16 Feb 2021
Census 2021: England and Wales gender question 'a good first step' | BBC News | 14 Feb 2021
 The history of ‘coming out,’ from secret gay code to popular political protest | The Conversation | 10 Feb 2021
 9 eye-opening moments in LGBT+ history you probably weren’t taught in school | Pink News | 2 Feb 2022
“Gay is good”: heartfelt messages found in the basement of radical King’s Cross bookshop | Islington Now | 16 Oct 2020

Historical events

HENRY SCOTT TUKE | MENRUS.CO.UKIndecent bathing in the Thames
"Two young men, named James Mason and Henry Mallins, were brought before the Lord Mayor, charged with indecently exposing themselves by bathing in the Thames. Police-constable Soper deposed about noon on Friday he observed the two defendants bathing in the river, close to Southwark Bridge. They went in and out of the water several times, exposing themselves in a very indecent manner to females upon the bridges and passengers upon the steamboats. Neither of them had bathing drawers on. Defendants now expressed their regret and said they did not think they were doing any harm. The Lord Mayor said it was not a proper place for persons to bathe; but he discharged the defendants, warning them to be careful in the future." (Reynolds's Newspaper, 7 June 1890)
Homosexuality in the nineteeth century | Rictor Norton

The photographer who shot LA’s queer Latino underground | Huck | 28 Jan 2021

George Quaintance. Influential early gay artist | Carry on Laughing | 15 Sep 2019 | 4m 29s
George Quaintance (1902 - 1957) was a pioneer of early homo-erotic art. He worked at a time when it was illegal to portray the male nude in a way that was considered to be anything besides figure studies, or classical style nudity.

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