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“You might well be very angry!” | Episode 5

“You might well be very angry!” | Episode 5

By Tash Walker, Adam Zmith and Shivani Dave

The 70s was a hotbed of activism, from lesbians fighting for child custody to gay men demanding equal laws for the age of sexual consent. Tracking the movement through the log books, Tash and Adam hear from activists on the frontline, including Lisa Power and Ted Brown. Meanwhile, young activists in a resurgent Gay Liberation Front discuss the actions they plan for 2020...

Content warning: stories about racism and stories with sexual content.

Transcript here.

The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBT+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Adam Smith and Tash Walker, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline.

For more information about LGBTQ+ rights, take a look at:

Blowing the Lid by Stuart Feather

No Bath But Plenty of Bubbles by Lisa Power 

A short history of LGBT rights from the British Library 

Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes

Artwork by Natalie Doto

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