This multidisciplinary course will examine the evolution LGBTQ rights in Britain, from the influence of colonial Britain’s anti-homosexuality laws, to modern-day inclusion and protections for the queer community; students will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the histories and background of these changes, as well as consider the complex issues of intersectional and identity politics. Exploring the key actors in effecting change, legal issues, social and economic factors, changing perceptions of gender and current events in relation to key theoretical and historical events will act as a basis for critical interrogation and understanding.
EXAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (2-4 PER COURSE)
- BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival (Winter/Spring)
- BFI London Film Festival (Fall)
- Royal Vauxhall Tavern visit and tour
- LGBTQ+ exhibitions in museums