LGBT History Month 2019 #LGBTHistoryMonth

Pride in London 2018I am sure, most of you will know, by now it’s LGBT History Month here in the UK!

Here is a mini timeline of LGBT history in the United Kingdom, since I was born.

In that time, we’re come a long, long way… But still got a, long way to go!


  • 1980 – The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980 decriminalized homosexual acts between two men over 21 years of age “in private” in Scotland.
  • 1987 – Clause 28 is introduced into the local government bill by Dame Jill Knight, Conservative MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
  • 1988 – Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 enacted as an amendment to the United Kingdom’s Local Government Act 1986, on 24 May 1988 stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.
  • 1989 – The campaign group Stonewall UK is set up to oppose Section 28 and other barriers to equality.


  • 1994 – The Conservative Member of Parliament Edwina Currie introduced an amendment to lower the age of consent for homosexual acts, from 21 to 16 in line with that for heterosexual acts. The vote was defeated and the gay male age of consent was instead lowered to 18.
  • 1999 – In May, the Admiral Duncan, a gay pub in Soho was bombed by former British National Party member David Copeland, killing three people and wounding at least 70.


  • 2000 – The Labour government introduces legislation to repeal Section 28 in England and Wales – Conservative MPs oppose the move. Scotland abolished Clause 2a (Section 28) of the Local Government Act in October though it remains in place in England and Wales.
  • 2001 – The provisions of the Act came into force throughout the United Kingdom on 8 January 2001, lowering the age of consent to 16.
  • 2003 – Section 28, which banned councils and schools from intentionally promoting homosexuality, is repealed in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. Employment Equality Regulations made it illegal to discriminate against lesbians, gays or bisexuals at work.
  • 2004 – The Civil Partnership Act 2004 is passed by the Labour Government, giving same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities as married heterosexual couples in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.


  • 2014 – Same-sex marriage becomes legal in England and Wales on the 29th of March under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

I got this list from

Blu-ray: Love, Simon

At long last, I’ve got Love, Simon on Blu-ray. I had to order it from Australia. Since for some reason, you can only get it on DVD in the UK! Which is, very crap indeed! Next, they will only be selling things on VHS.

Once, I’ve watched it. I will do anther post about it!

? UK TV programmes to watch this week : 09/02/2019

Call the Midwife (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Sunday 10th February 2019)

Dr Turner opens a new screening clinic for cervical cancer, and one of the first patients is a woman who has never had a period, and is found to be suffering from a rare condition.

Fish Town (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 7:30pm to 8:00pm | Monday 11th February 2019)

The Boy John sets out from Peterhead harbour in search of whitefish, travelling for 24 hours to reach the remote Norwegian sector of the North Sea, but the catches are poor.

Building the Channel Tunnel: Race to the Finish (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 11th February 2019)

Documentary series on the construction of the Channel Tunnel, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. On the 1st December 1990, British and French tunnellers smashed through the final section of rock linking the UK with mainland Europe. Four years later, it was open for business.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 12th February 2019)

Perez and the team investigate when body parts belonging to a young man are discovered on the island, Drama, starring Douglas Henshall.

The 15 Billion Pound Railway (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 13th February 2019)

Following the final stages of the construction work on the new Elizabeth Line underground railway beneath the streets of London.

Death in Paradise (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 14th February 2019)

After another killing connected to the festival queen case, the team hop over to nearby Rosalie Island to follow up a new lead regarding a mysterious phone call.

Secret Scotland (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 15th February 2019)

Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of Scotland’s iconic locations. She heads to central Scotland, where she tries her hand at curling and learns to Highland dance.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide —

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