My 25-year fight for trans equality: Stephen Whittle’s talk at the LSE

Stephen Whittle (@stephenwhittle) is a trans man, activist and Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. In a lecture given at the LSE, he discusses Press for Change – which was founded in 1992 and campaigned using social education, legal case work, and parliamentary lobbying to successfully change the UK into what is now one of the most transgender-friendly countries in the world. Whittle discusses what worked, what didn’t and what is left to be done. Introduced by Hakan Seckinelgin, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the LSE.

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Gay Liberation Front poster advertising an event at the LSE. Photo: LSE Library. No known copyright restrictions

The LSE Library is holding an exhibition, Glad To Be Gay: The Struggle for Legal Equality, until 7 April 2017. It draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. 

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Gays Against Fascism march in 1974. Photo: LSE Library. No known copyright restrictions

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