LGBTQ History

1290 First mention in English common law of a punishment for homosexuality. 1300 Treaties in England prescribed that sodomites should be burned alive. 1533 Buggery Act introduced by Henry VIII brought sodomy within the scope of statute law for the first time and made it punishable by hanging. 1861 Death penalty for buggery in England…

Liberate Launch – Guernsey Press

Liberate speak to the Guernsey Press about their hopes to achieve equality for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning) community of the Channel Islands. You can see the comments and feedback from the article in the This is Guernsey Forum – You can join the debate here. We’d like to take this chance to…

Liberate discuss public events and website

Members of Liberate met today to further discuss ideas for upcoming public events. It was decided that the group’s first public engagements should be at a number of the Seafront Sunday events happening throughout the summer. A ‘Dance for Equality’ project will be held at at least one of the events, and it will give…