Sexuality 1950 - 1970 timeline
timeline task in media for sexuality representation and its change from 1950 - 1970
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1950 - Early Representation of Sexuality In 1950 the attitude to people who weren't hetreosexual was that they were mentally ill and the act of being gay was seen as a crime
Korean War starts in 25 June 1950
Vietnam War starts
Start of Vietnam anti-war protests
Start of Civil Rights Movement
End of Civil Rights Movement
1950s - Television become more popular
1967 Abortion and homosexuality are legalised A number of Acts of Parliament in this period reflected the changing social climate
1967 Sexual Offences Act, which legalised homosexuality between men over 21, and the 1967 Abortion Act which legalised abortion under certain conditions
1969 Divorce Reform Act
1969 – Stonewall riots in New York City marks the start of the modern gay rights movement
1973 - U.S.the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1973.
1967 - The Homosexuals - This dealt with the topic of homosexuality. It was a hour long and had interviews with many gay men. Some of the interviews were edited to make the gay men seem less happy. LGBT activist Wayne Besen labels the broadcast "the single most destructive hour of antigay propaganda in our nation's history."
1961 - The Rejected the first documentary on the subject. Overall positive reception and won in 2002 a pioneer award by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
"Are you being served" a bbc 1972 comedy featured Mr Wilberforce a gay character in the series who features many gay stereotypes and sexuality is used as a means of comedy. His sexuality us never confirmed in the series and showed a the attitude at the time. A senior BBC executive ordered to "Get rid of the poof" , creator of the series David Croft responded saying "If the poof goes, I go".
Alan Turing commits suicide, 18 months after being given a coice between two years in prision or libido-reducing hormone treattment for a year of punishment for being gay
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