The BFI is marking 50 years since a major landmark in human rights – the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales – with a number of screenings and events at BFI Southbank this summer, on BFI Player, around the UK and during BFI Flare.

This summer BFI Southbank will host Gross Indecency, a season that will explore the pioneering – and sometimes problematic – depictions of LGBT life in British film and TV in the years immediately before and after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

On BFI Player a range of free-to-view, rental and subscription titles will be available, including newly digitised film and TV from the BFI National Archive.

Visitors to BFI Mediatheques around the UK can explore an extensive free-to-view collection dedicated to LGBT life on screen across the past century, while cinemas across the UK will screen an archive touring programme, LGBT Britain on Film, facilitated through the Independent Cinema Office.

Gross Indecency season trailer

  • LGBT Britain on BFI Player

    LGBT Britain on BFI Player

    This colourful and challenging collection explores screen representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives over the past century.

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