British Museum’s LGBT exhibition reaches the Midlands

Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories – an exhibition of LGBT+ community artefacts and ephemera put together by the British Museum – is touring the UK through late 2018 and early 2019.

This week it arrives in Nottingham at the National Justice Museum. From March 15 it moves to Bolton, before spending the summer in Norwich.

The organisers promise:

“Modern and contemporary works by artists such Augusta Kaiser (1895-1932), Bhupen Khakar (1934-2003), David McDiarmid (1952-95) and Otsuka Takashi (b.1948) reflect more recent perspectives. David Hockney’s Fourteen Poems from CP Cavafy etchings were produced and published shortly before the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in July 1967 which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. A selection of LGBTQ campaign badges from the 1970s to the present day highlight later (and ongoing) campaigns for equality and rights.”

You can read a little more about it here. How much bi content there is we don’t know – someone go along, take a look and tell our readers!