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Jeffrey Weeks Pride in London talk: “All we need is Love? What 1967 meant f...
Mon 26 June 2017, 14:30 – 16:30 BST
Jeffrey Weeks Pride in London talk: “All we need is Love? What 1967 meant for us”
2.30pm: Tea and coffee
3pm – 4pm : Talk (including discussion)
“All we need is Love? What 1967 meant for us”
1967 was famously the summer of love. It was the summer of the Beatle’s Sergeant Pepper, and of ‘All you need is Love’. It was also the summer when the love that dared not speak its name founds its voice. Or did it? Today’s older LGBT* people were the first generation to experience (limited) decriminalisation (for men) in 1967. Some saw this as the birth of our freedom. Most recognised it for what it was, a hesitant beginning not a triumphant end. So how important was the 1967 reform, and how did it affect LGBT* lives? In this talk Jeffrey Weeks will trace the long and haphazard journey that brought us from that summer of love largely for others to where we are today.
Jeffrey Weeks was a gay activist from 1970, and is a historian and sociologist. He has an international reputation for his books on sexuality and LGBT history. His pioneering study of LGBT* activism and identities, Coming Out, first published in 1977, has recently been republished in a revised and updated edition. He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University, and is chair of Opening Doors London, the charity for older LGBT* people.
Opening Doors London
Opening Doors London (ODL) is the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*) people in the UK.
We are a membership organisation providing regular social opportunities across the capital to help develop networks and communities for LGBT* people, aged over 50.
We also offer specialist training and consultancy for statutory and voluntary organisations, such as care homes, housing associations and hospitals, to help them understand the needs of older LGBT* people.
Membership is FREE and you can get involved by visiting http://openingdoorslondon.org.uk/ or calling us on 020 7239 0400.
Opening Doors London is here to support the older LGBT* community live full, vibrant and respected lives free from isolation, loneliness, discrimination and prejudice.
ODL is here to let older LGBT* people know they are not alone.