10 great British gay films

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During the early 50's as many as 1, men were locked into Britain's prisons every year amid a widespread police clampdown on homosexual offences. Undercover officers acting as 'agents provocateurs' would pose as gay men soliciting in public places. The prevailing mood was one of barely concealed paranoia. How many people in the UK are gay, lesbian or bisexual? The Office for National Statistics reckons it's % while the Kinsey report says it's 10%. Who's right?

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A pardon for Britain's persecuted gay men represents an important nod to justice, but it somehow sticks in the craw. How can it not? Pardons imply an act of forgiveness for wrongdoing, not absolving the innocent of unjust guilt. Crimes and wrongdoing were committed not by men damned for who they were. How many people in the UK are gay, lesbian or bisexual? The Office for National Statistics reckons it's % while the Kinsey report says it's 10%. Who's right?


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