When William Lygon, the 7th Earl of Beauchamp was outed as a homosexual by his brother-in-law, in June 1931, his family banded together to protect him.
Note: be sure to read the extended comments below too. In his talk on Tuesday, Ray Gosling mentioned something that I'd heard before. Namely that 'moors murderer' Ian Brady met his final victim, 17-year-old Edward Evans, in the Rembrandt Hotel.
The poster for Manchester Pride 2007 is out and about. But nowhere on it will you see the words ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bi’ or ‘transgender’. The nearest you’ll get is the phrase ‘LGBT charities’.