Is It Safe To Be Gay In The UK
Fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, this BBC Two documentary explores is it safe to be gay in Britain today.
With homophobic hate crime on the rise, this film takes a 360 degree look at the issue, hearing from the victims, their families and the police. What makes someone attack another person because of their sexuality? How do victims deal with these unsolicited and unprovoked assaults? And what are we doing about this in Britain in 2017?
To explore this ongoing issue, the documentary visits Alex and Becky as they grapple with a looming court date while seeking justice for an unprovoked attack in the streets of Croydon. It reveals the pressure heaped on Dain and James’ relationship, a year after they were viciously attacked in Brighton. Jenny reflects on her brother who was killed in a homophobic attack in London and Connor discusses the ongoing health implications stemming from his brutal attack.
These stories, as well as reflections from other contributors, give an insight to some of the vast challenges facing gay people in Britain and the vitriol many have to endure.