To mark 50 years since homosexuality was partly decriminalised, Stephen K Amos and Susan Calman present this two-part people’s history of LGBTQ Britain.

Despite the initial early promise offered by the law change in 1967, gay people continued to face isolation, loneliness, police harassment and violence.

By the early 1980s, however, the gay community were out and proud. But then the Aids epidemic struck…