The Houses of Parliament are running a second series of the highly popular ‘Pride at Parliament’ tours, first introduced last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. The tours highlight the significant part played by LGBT people in the UK Parliament as leaders, legislators, activists, lobbyists and monarchs.
The story explores the struggle for civil rights from universal condemnation and victimisation to the freedoms and rights enjoyed today.
The journey begins in Westminster Hall with tales of medieval kings before passing through St Stephen’s Hall and into Central Lobby. As the tour moves into the Lords and Commons Chambers, narratives from sovereigns and members of both Houses are brought to life through the art and architecture of the Palace of Westminster.
Brought to life by Visitor Assistant Guides, the tours last 75 minutes and are followed by 15 minutes of question time.