Martin Firrell
Sexual Revolutionaries
2017
With the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, gay and bisexual men in England and Wales were able to have sexual relationships for the first time without being automatically criminalised.

In the same year, The National Health Service made the contraceptive pill available to all women in the UK for the first time. (The Pill had been available since 1961 but only to married women.)

Women were now free from the fear of pregnancy. Victorian attitudes to sex were swept away by self-determining women 'on the pill' who demanded the right to choose how they lived and loved regardless of the expectations historically assigned to them because of their gender.

The Remember 1967 series consists of six digital billboards created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

Remember 1967 echoes demands made by activists in the 1960s that still warrant action today.
Part Of
Remember 1967
Medium
LED billboard
Displayed
Chapel Street, Salford UK, July 2017
Supported by
Primesight
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