Never Going Underground: The fight for LGBT+ rights

Visitors to the exhibition

Heritage Grants

Manchester, North West
People's History Museum
Exploring the history of LGBT+ activists and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

The People's History Museum is the ‘home of ideas worth fighting for’, telling the story of the development of democracy and celebrating the extraordinary achievements of ordinary people.

This project focuses on the fight for equality for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other gender and sexuality minorities, (LGBT+) and marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, the start of the process of decriminalising homosexuality.

The project involved a wide variety of groups who led on the development of a range of engagement activities including learning sessions and events. This resulted in an exhibition called ‘Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ rights’ which explores the development of the LGBT+ movement over the last 60 years.

The exhibition was curated by volunteer Community Curators who were recently awarded the Museums + Heritage Award 2017 for Volunteer Team of the Year for their hard work on the project.

Watch the film on the People's History Museum website.

This exhibition will run from 25 February 2017 — 3 September 2017, see the website to find out more.

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