Crime to freedom

Crime To Freedom

Crime to Freedom looks at recent LGBTQIA+ history from the 1970s, through decriminalisation to the current day across law, legislation, protest and culture and how that has shaped individual Queer lives. 

It is a collection of stories, milestones and artefacts showing the recent history of the path from being criminals to freedom and the pursuit of equality by LGBTQIA+ communities.

Covering topics including adoption, documentation, the non-binding postal plebiscite, advancements for the trans community and the legislative changes that have taken place in recent times, the exhibition traces the activism from the early gay liberation movement in the 1970s, to the conditions which forced the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1984, as well as the subsequent political, legal, social and cultural shifts for the community.  

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