Plaque: First gay rights demonstration
The first gay rights demonstration in Britain took place here, in Highbury Fields, on 27th November 1970 when 150 members of the Gay Liberation Front held a torchlight rally against police harassment.
Gay Liberation Front
Unveiled 25 November 2000, the 30th anniversary of the commemorated event. Invited guests included the Culture Secretary Chris Smith MP, local MP Jeremy Corbyn, the Mayor of Islington, and veterans from the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Who actually turned up we don't know.
Site: First gay rights demonstration (1 memorial)
N5, Highbury Crescent
The 50th anniversary of the event was celebrated on 4 December 2020 with a reimagined torchlight parade attended by about 100, on a cold night.