Read about men convicted for ‘unnatural acts’ in the 1700s, lesbian lovers in the 1800s, the first local gay organisations in the 1970s.
Before 1837 – Dying for love : pleasures, perils and punishments
1837 to 1966 – Easing off : the painful path towards liberation
1967 to present – Building Communities : life since legalisation
More stories from the past
Alan Farr – victim of a Bath witch hunt (1941)
How a police raid on the wartime home of leading photographer Angus McBean led to tragedy.