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Literary Event, Wed 26 Feb 2020, free entry

Male Homosexuality in Britain, 1954-1970: The Leed

Male Homosexuality in Britain, 1954-1970: The Leed


Reading from his book _Odd Men Out: Male Homosexuality in Britain From Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954-1970_, John-Pierre Joyce will talk about the pleasures, challenges and risks of being a gay man in the 1950s and 1960s.

He will focus in particular on the Leeds experience – including stories and information about the city’s underground scene, Leeds’ role in the law reform process and the attitudes of the police, the press and the public to homosexuality. Along the way, find out about some of the people and places that made Leeds a microcosm of gay Britain in the 50s and 60s.

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Feb 2020 18:00 to 19:00


Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.



Calverley Street,



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Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

By Car:

Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality