Richard Dyer FBA explores the representation of lesbian and gay sexualities on screen. From early cinematic offerings to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters, these 10 key films celebrate touching encounters and the struggle for freedom and equality.
This event took place at the British Academy on 16 Feb 2017, as part of LGBT History Month 2017.
Young people have to work hard to make sense of who they are and where they fit in society. For young people who are disabled and identify as LGBT+ this is even more challenging as they work against a backdrop of societal misconceptions and prejudices. Furthermore, young people are rarely asked about their thoughts and experiences, often leading to decisions being made on their behalf.
In this special Valentine’s Day edition of History Hit Live, Dan Snow is joined by special guests for an exploration of love and romance across the ages. Chris Laoutaris will discuss Shakespeare and love, while Laura Doan will explore female homosexuality in World War One and Two. Come and spend an evening with historians, history fans, and anyone in the mood for amour.
Many approaches have been proposed to reducing prejudice, some successful and some not so much. With help from the British Academy, a team of psychologists is now investigating the latest theory in this field: that witnessing moral beauty may make us less homophobic.
In the USA, by 1995, one gay man in nine had been diagnosed with AIDS, one in fifteen had died, and 10% of the 1,600,000 men aged 25-44 who identified as gay had died. The AIDS epidemic’s impacts on this generation of gay men, now aged 54-72, are still being explored.
Based on new research by British Academy award holder Alex Toft and colleagues at Coventry University, we look at the challenges young disabled LGBT+ people face growing up in Britain today. Join us for an evening of talks, workshops and discussions.