SPRING 2017 will see a unique exhibition open in the city centre in recognition of the LGBT+ movement, past, present and future.

Never Going Underground at the People’s History Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act).

The exhibition takes its name from the protesting that took place against Section 28 of this act and will document the LGBT+ community’s fight for equality.

Running from 25th February to 3rd September, Never Going Underground will illustrate the compelling struggles during the legal fight for LGBT+ rights.

Throughout spring and summer next year, the exhibition will include a range of events, talks, community projects and a school learning programme in a bid to create discussion and exploration of the movement.

In 1988, Manchester was home to the UK’s largest ever gathering for LGBT rights as the community gathered to campaign against an infamous piece of legislation which banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality’.

The Never Going Underground exhibition aims to depict the challenging journey that the LGBT+ has been on since then and use artistic activism to show audiences how today, 50 years later, LGBT+ equality is nation-wide.

Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and curated by members of the local LGBT community, the exhibition has been in production for almost two years. Never Going Underground is also supported by The Proud Trust, LGBT Foundation, Proud 2b Parents and Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus.

For more information visit People’s History Museum website

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