2017 marked the 60th anniversary of the publication of the Wolfenden Report, and the 50th year since the partial decriminalisation of Homosexuality.
Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Support U, the Reading-based LGBT+ support charity embarked on a 12-month project to explore the report in detail at this momentous miletone.
With the support from the University of Reading, Reading Museum and the National Archives, a 30-strong team of volunteers to document the impact that the report had both locally and nationally in British history.
Wolfenden60 has produced a series of free to access materials designed to be used in the classroom, covering the impact of LGBT rights in the last 60 years', supported by a 20-minute video documentary.
About The Wolfenden Report
The Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution (known as the Wolfenden Report) was a three-year investigation, started in 1954, instructed to re-evaluate the criminalisation of Homosexual Offenses and Prostitution in Britain. Read more >
About Lord John Wolfenden
Lord John Wolfenden had been the vice-chancellor of the University of Reading in 1957 when the report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution was released. It was this report that changed the course of LGBT+ rights across Britain, leading to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality ten years later in 1967. Read more >