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REVIEW: Queer British Art 1861-1967 @Tate Britain

Paul Gustafson May 2, 2017

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised consensual sex (in private) in England and Wales between men aged 21 and over. The show includes works from a period of over 100 years, and is bookended by the 1861 Offences against the Person Act, which abolished the death penalty for sodomy, and the ground breaking 1967 legislation.

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PREVIEW: Queer British Art 1861-1967 @ The Tate

James Ledward March 14, 2017

Tate Britain present Queer British Art 1861 – 1967, the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England.

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