King Charles I. Mary Whitehouse, founder of the Nationwide Festival of Light and the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association took Gay News to trial for blasphemy, the first such case for 40 years. Despite cross-party support for the Act, MPs were hardly lining up to accept homosexuality as a legitimate orientation. All but one of the committee's 15 members, drawn from the world of politics, law, medicine and academia, agreed that homosexual acts between consenting men over the age of legal majority - 21 at the time - should not be a matter for the law. Rape Woman lured into woods and gang-raped by her date and his pal when she was just 13 Claudia Barber, who now works for a bank, is speaking out to encourage other survivors of sexual assault to speak up. The text of the act described "buggery" as a "detestable and abominable Vice", punishable by death whether committed with "mankind or beast".
Ever since eyewitnesses spotted the bizarre sight and took pictures, speculation has spread that a pilot has been severely reprimanded by his bosses.
Thousands of gay and bisexual men pardoned for 'crimes' 31 Jan 31 January Same-sex couples already in a Civil Partnership could also now convert this to a marriage. Roberta Cowell, a former Spitfire pilot, became the first transgender women to undergo vaginoplasty surgery in the UK.
Meanwhile, a significant rise in arrests and prosecutions of homosexual men were made after World War II.