The History of the Rights of LGBT People

Key Knowledge:

The emergence of rights and protections for people in same-sex relationships in the UK has taken place only very recently
There are many countries around the world in which it is illegal to be attracted to or in a relationship with people who are of the same sex
The rights of people who are gay, lesbian and bisexual are protected in UK law in the Equality Act 2010 (as are the rights of people who are heterosexual)
The media sometimes perpetuates harmful stereotypes related to gay, lesbian and bisexual people

Kings College – The Long Road to Equality