A big thank you to all of our donors so far


Your support is helping us to create an exhibition that marks 50 years since a major landmark in LGBT rights – the decriminalisation of homosexuality and 50 years since the untimely death of playwright Joe Orton.

As we're sure you will agree, it is important that the 50th anniversaries of Joe’s death and the decriminalisation of homosexuality is recognised as part of our programme of public learning into how the law can and does more to protect fundamental but neglected personal rights.

So far the reward that has proved most popular are the tickets to explore the Orton Archive at the University of Leicester. Donors will have the opportunity to read his private letters and unpublished teenage diary on a special expert tour with Orton academic, Dr Emma Parker and Dr Simon Dixon, Archives and Special Collections Manager.

We are delighted to have reached 18% of our target. However, we still have a way to go to reach our £10,000 target. So please keep pledging and sharing our project with your friends, family, and colleagues - we have a range of exclusive rewards on offer including limited edition prints of the defaced library book covers.

We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress. Let’s make Crimes of Passion: The Story of Joe Orton exhibition happen this summer.

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