(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) Mathew Shepard died on October 12th, 1998 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado – six days after a homophobic attack that took place on October 6th, 1998 – and left to die at Laramie, with heavy brain injuries in Wyoming, U.S.A. His injuries were so severe… Continue reading Remembering Matthew Shepard
By @dtpjustin Remembering the Fight. As hundreds of thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community take to the streets in June, celebrating Pride Month across the country, and around the world, it’s important to reflect on the history behind these celebrations. Widely regarded as the turning point and inspiration for the modern-day equality battle, no… Continue reading Stonewall: 06.28.67
By @pridematters1 In this series we look at signs and symbols that are associated with parts of the LGBTQIA+ Community. The Labrys The Labrys is also known as the double-bladed axe, and is from the Minoan Crete civilisation – a civilisation that is often portrayed as matriarchal. Since then, however, it has been used in more recent… Continue reading Signs and symbols: lesbian
By @pridematters1 There has been a few misunderstanding on the first kisses of the LGBTQIA community on British TV over the years. The first kiss was earlier than most people believe. It was actually in 1974. Above: It was thought the film was lost forever but in 2016 an enhanced copy was released. BBC’s policy… Continue reading First kiss!
By @pridematters1 Have you ever sat down and thought what Pride events mean to yourself and others? Why do they exist? Where they born out of the want to ‘party’ or the need to live, rather than exist. Most of us will go to Gay Pride events this summer. If you do, take a look… Continue reading What do Pride events mean to me!
By @pridematters1 Combined with the Public Order Act: 1986 and the Sexual Offences Act: 1967. Many gay and bisexual men found themselves being prosecuted for simply kissing their partners in the street. The 1967 act was far from equal. The age of consent was twenty one, which meant young same sex lovers could never feel… Continue reading How the ‘gay community’ was affected by the laws surrounding them in the latter part of the 20th century.
By @_AlexandraClare The Sexual Offences Act and perceptions of homosexual relationships at the time when homosexual acts were decriminalised. If you wanted to celebrate the anniversary of the legalisation of homosexual acts in the UK, you have a broad choice of dates, depending on factors like where you live, whether you are in the armed… Continue reading Sexual Offences Act 1967