BBC Radio 6 Music’s Loud and Proud season
The 1967 Sexual Offences Act marked the start of a long journey towards LGBT equality in the UK. 6 Music will be marking its 50th anniversary with a season of programmes celebrating queer culture and its journey through the intervening decades as part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia season.
FRIDAY 28 JULY
1600–1900 Steve Lamacq with Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson joins Steve for an hour to celebrate 40 years since Glad to be to be Gay was released and 15 years as a presenter at 6 Music.
1900-2100 Beth Ditto sits in for Iggy Pop
Alternative-spirited tracks that have challenged mainstream ideas of gender and sexual orientation from the 1960s to the present day, with anecdotes and stories from Beth
2100-0000 Loud & Proud with SHYBOI
Tom Ravenscroft presents a guest mix from SHYBOI, who is also part of New York City-based queer collective KUNQ.
SATURDAY 19 JULY
1300-1500 Liz Kershaw chats to Indigo Girls
Liz in conversation with the Grammy-wining American campaigners for LGBT+ rights
2130-1100 Tom Robinson talks to Labi Siffre
The celebrated songwriter shares his unique perspective into being black, British and gay – before and after partial decriminalisation in 1967 – with his own much-loved songs and the stories behind them.
SUNDAY 30 JULY
0700-1000 Mary Anne Hobbs
Mary Anne hears from songwriter Hannah Peel and hosts a Loud & Proud playlist
1300-1400 Queer as Punk
Jon Savage explores the effect of LGBT culture on the early days of punk – and how queer punks went on to influence the course of UK music in the 1980s. Contributors include Jayne County, Jordan, Pete Shelley and Pete Burns
1600-1800 Songs Of Liberation
Amy Lamé hosts Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service show.
1800-2000 Now Playing @6Music
Tom Robinson hosting a spontaneous playlist of LGBT songs and stories suggested by listeners via social media