50-Years-of-LGBTQ-RightsIt’s 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, which was the first step towards LGBTQ rights in the United Kingdom. This will be celebrated in July with a series of cultural events including one which I’m in, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, an exhibition to be held at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Coming Out “may feature a host of famous names – Steve McQueen, David Hockney, Sarah Lucas – but this exhibition’s main aim is to celebrate less well known figures, and shine a light on overlooked perspectives. These “hidden queer histories and institutional blind spots” will be explored in a range of events and talks, following a two-year research project by the gallery.

“From December the touring exhibition moves to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, where it will also feature pieces from that gallery’s permanent collection, by artists including Francis Bacon and Grayson Perry.”

Coming Out opens at the Walker Art Gallery on 28 July and will continue until 5 November.
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