Martin Firrell
5 Decades of Pride: The 2000s
5 Decades of Pride
is a series of five public artworks created to mark UK Pride’s 50th anniversary year.

The artist invited LGBT+ networks and their allies to contribute what they felt were the most important issues facing the LGBT+ community in the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s and the 2010s.

Participating networks included Sky’s LGBT+@Sky, Channel 4’s 4Pride, the Peter Tatchell Foundation plus LGBT+ staff members and allies at Clear Channel UK, Alight Media, JCDecaux, and Mass Media.

The 2000s were still affected by persistent anti-gay laws. Section 28, for example, wasn’t repealed until 2003, making it an offence for teachers to offer support and guidance to young people struggling with questions about their identity.

5 Decades of Pride
highlights what has mattered, and continues to matter, to LGBT+ people and their allies over 5 decades of protest and progress.
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5 Decades of Pride
Digital billboard
UK, July 2022
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Supported by
Clear Channel UK, Sky UK Ltd, Channel 4, Alight Media, JCDecaux, and Mass Media