Martin Firrell
Daytime TV Made Me Lesbian
New legislation, allowing TV companies to broadcast during the day, was passed in 1972 - the same year the first Gay Pride march took place in the UK.

Many young women were inspired and beguiled by a new breed of daytime TV presenters, so becoming aware of their LGBT+ identity for the first time.

Daytime TV Made Me Lesbian
tells the true-life story of one teenager's realisation of her lesbian identity while watching the glossy presenters of the UK's first daytime TV shows. At the same time, the artwork satirises the ludicrous view, prevalent in the early 1970s, that people could 'catch' or 'be turned' LGBT+.

Daytime TV Made Me Lesbian
is one of a series of artworks created by public artist
Martin Firrell
(he/him) to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in the UK.
Part of
Digital billboards, various sizes
Nationally, 17 Jan - 6 Feb 2022
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Supported by
Clear Channel, Alight Media, Mass Media