There will be a film showing of Victim at the Picture House on Tuesday 15th August at 6pm as part of their Criminal Acts: A Charged Past; the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales series. The 1961 film was the first British language film to mention the word homosexuality and starred Dirk Bogarde, as Basil Dearden, prominent lawyer who goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure.
After the film will be a discussion with two of our members, Gordon and Nick, so a treat not to be missed! There are two sets of tickets to be won for the film showing that night; just answer the following question and send the answer with your name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07914 921610 by Friday 14th July.
The 1967 Sexual Offences Act saw the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in private between two men over the the age of 21. In what year was the age of consent equalised in the UK?