Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sexual orientation and gender identity

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Sexual orientation and gender identity

2.2 The missing event

Producing a timeline about homosexual rights involves decisions about what to include and what to exclude. As you worked your way through the timeline, there may have been events which you expected to see included, but which were ignored. The list was completed in 2016. What has happened since? The answer is quite a lot. To take 2017 as just one example. In that year, the Government pardoned gay men [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] whose consensual sexual acts would be legal today. The same year the Supreme Court gave pension rights to civil partners and spouses in same sex marriages. Also in 2017 the rules on gay and bisexual men giving blood in England and Scotland were relaxed.

Activity 7: The missing event 1

You should allow yourself 45 minutes to complete this activity.

Choose one date/event which you consider should have been included and briefly explain why. The event could be a legal event or a social/cultural event.

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