Half a century ago this year, a bill was passed to change the way in which criminal law treated consensual sex between gay men over 21.

In our new issue we look back at the many changes since – and the slow march towards equality.

It’s marked every year by LGBT History Month, now in full swing (with many events running into late March). We’ve pulled out a dozen brilliant events that you’ll enjoy, whatever your sexuality, in this landmark year, including the faithful recreation of a queer bar from the 1930s (which you can actually drink in) and a historic retrospective at Tate Britain.

We also highlight the many parties, discussions and history walks around King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and Islington.

Elsewhere, all the regular slots are to be found: we check out Holloway pizza joint Zia Lucia, sample brunch at Vinoteca and see how Bloomsbury tapas institution Cigala is faring on its sixteenth birthday. We even find time to take a trip to the seaside town of Lowestoft in Suffolk.

STOCKISTS WIDER KING’S CROSS/ CENTRAL LONDON

Fixed distribution units in King’s Cross, Euston, Warren Street & Kentish Town

UAL St Martin’s (entrance to the right of Caravan), Granary Square N1C
KX Visitor’s Centre, Stable Street KX Visitor’s Centre, Stable Street
Outside Tesco Metro, 21 Caledonian Road N1
Outside Euston Station, corner of Melton Street and Euston Square Gardens
Waitrose KX, Granary Square N1C
Outside Warren Street Underground station
Outside Kentish Town West Overground NW5
Outside Phoenicia Food Hall, Kentish Town Road NW5

Other stockists include

Ruby Violet, Everyman On The Corner, Drake & Morgan, Water Rats, Youtube Space, SLAM, Casa Tua, The Place, Urbanest Student Accommodation, Skip Garden Café, Dishoom, Greek Larder, Knight Frank office, FRAME studios, The Star of Kings, Pancras Square Library, The Lighterman, The Gilbert Scott (restaurant and bar), The Somers Town Coffee House, Camden Town Hall, Skoob Books, KCBNA (Marchmont St Community Centre), 06 St Chads, The Fellow, D.A.S.H Coffee, Drink, Shop & Do, Housmans Bookshop, Camino, The Poor School, The Big Chill House, Honest Burgers, Nido Kings Cross, The Surya Centre, The Lexington, Shaw Theatre, Unite Students, Sanctuary Students, Unite Students, Lincoln Lounge, Four Cup, Rocket, Sanctuary Students, Peel Centre, Grain Store

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