28 June 2019
6:00pm to 9:15pm
The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way, (off Renfrew Road), Kennington, London SE11 4TH
Accessible Toilets, Complimentary ticket for personal assistant, Hearing loop installed, Service animals welcome, Accessible parking spaces at venue.
Gender neutral toilets
We’re on the telly! Television’s role in liberating LGBT+ lives.
- Talks and Debates
- Film and Screenings
Television is a powerful medium that, for many decades after its popularity made it the chief source of entertainment and information for most people, broadcasters remained resolutely silent about LGBT+ issues. There was no representation of any kind, positive or negative. It was as though we didn’t exist.
But after 1967, things began to change. Documentaries were aired that, by modern standards, seem patronising – consisting mostly of tortured interviews in silhouette. But they paved the way for LGBT+ people to eventually find their niche in the television schedules.
Terry Sanderson will explore the early programming that got us to where we are now. LGBT lives on telly are no longer a novelty but are woven intrinsically into drama, soaps and reality TV.
The evening will include a showing of a TV play from 1984, which explores what was, then, a common practice of police entrapment of cottagers.