Test your knowledge in our fornightly Quiz.

This week celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

Bring your knowledge and see how you score! Then challenge your friends! Answers at the bottom of this page.

1 In 2021, in how many countries is it illegal to ‘be gay’

A – 32

B – 56

C – 71

2 In 2021, how many countries punish homosexual relationships by death?

A – 11

B – 2

C – 7

3 Section (originally Clause) 28 was local government legislation introduced in 1988 by the Westminster Government to prevent any local authority ‘promoting’ homosexuality as a ‘normal’ or ‘pretended family relationship’. It was repealed in England in which year?

A – 1999

B – 2003

C – 1994

4 In response and opposition to the 1988 legislation, Ian McKellen and Lisa Power set up which LGBT equality charity?

A – Stonewall

B – Equality Network

C – HRC

5 Which British black footballer, inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in 2020, remains the only footballer to ‘come-out’ as gay during his professional career?

A – Justin Fashanu

B – Thomas Hitzlsperger

C – Robbie Rogers

6 The songs ‘It Must Be Love’ and ‘Something Inside So Strong’ were both written by a British black gay man. What is his name?

A – George Bridgetower

B – Labi Siffre

C – Joseph Emidy

7 Former Labour MP Maureen Colquhoun recently died in February 2021. In 1979 she successfully appealed against the decision of her party to deselect her as the candidate for Northampton North. What event led to the action her party took?

A – The Daily Mail exposed her same sex relationship in 1977

B -.She was openly critical of her party’s 1979 election campaign

C – She was photographed at a ‘gay rights’ rally in 1979

8 Jan Morris, Welsh historian, author and travel writer transitioned from male to female in the 1970s. What age was she when she published her last book ‘Thinking Again’

A – 75

B – 82

C – 93

9 Which British bi-sexual Olympian, became one half of the first ever same sex pairing on the BBC Prime Time TV show: Strictly Come Dancing in 2020?

A- Nicola Adams

B – Jack Woolley

C – Ian Matos

10 When was the first UK legislation introduced that dealt explicitly with sexual orientation equal rights in the workplace?   

A – 1989

B – 1997

C – 2003

Answers;

  1. C
  2. A
  3. B
  4. A
  5. A
  6. B
  7. A
  8. C
  9. A
  10. C