Journey to equality exhibits in Liverpool

Exhibition charting the history of the gay rights movement on display in the Victoria Gallery and Museum

Journey to equality exhibits in Liverpool
28 February 2012

An exhibition charting the history of the LGBT equality movement has gone on display in the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool.

The Pink Brick exhibition, currently on display in the northern English city, charts the changes from the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 to the present day.

It draws on official records, materials and photographs, as well as personal accounts from LGBT staff and students at the University of Liverpool.

Darren Mooney, Equality and Diversity Officer at the University of Liverpool, who curated the exhibition said: ‘This exhibition began as a project to chart the changes towards LGBT from the perspective of the University.

‘Pink Brick provides a unique snapshot of the personal, political and professional journeys of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students at the University of Liverpool.’

A timeline detailing the history of the gay rights movement from the eyes of Liverpool can be found on their website.

Matthew Clough, Director of the VG&M, said: ‘We are delighted to support this exhibition, which highlights how long the struggle for legal equality took. The display includes personal reminiscences which offer some fascinating insights.’

Pink Brick is on display in the Waterhouse Café until Saturday, 19 May. Opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and entrance is free.
 

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