Counterpoint (clip): Ruth McCarthy Discusing Lesbian Visibility

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Title

Counterpoint (clip): Ruth McCarthy Discusing Lesbian Visibility

Subject

Counterpoint
TV Programme
Ruth McCarthy
Lesbian Visibility
The Age of Consent
Rights

Description

Counterpoint was a TV Programme broadcast in the 1990's in Northern Ireland on the Ulster Television (UTV) branch of the national television channel ITV. It was a debate format show which encouraged guest speakers to discuss a range of topical issues. In this episode the age of consent, for gay men is discussed in relation a recent Parliament vote in Westminster, London, to make the age of consent for gay men different from that of heterosexual people in both Britain and Northern Ireland respectively. In this clip Ruth McCarthy, (representing Belfast Lesbian Helpline, a grassroots organisation aimed to provide services to support lesbian and bisexual women in Belfast, Northern Ireland) addresses the issue of lesbian visibility and how lesbian women are affected by the wider debate around the age of consent.

(Click on the link at the bottom of this page to watch the video).

Creator

UTV

Source

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive

https://digitalfilmarchive.net

Publisher

ITV

Date

24th February 1994

Contributor

McCarthy, Ruth
Nesbitt, Mike

Rights

Programme by UTV, copyright ITV. Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive Collection Items in this digital archive are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No-Derivatives License. Please credit the LGBT HERITAGE PROJECT and the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI), provide a link back to this site.

Format

Digitised Betacam

Language

English

Type

TV Programme, Factual programme, Broadcast Media, Studio debate.

Identifier

Coverage

UTV studios, Havelock House, Belfast

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Citation

UTV, “Counterpoint (clip): Ruth McCarthy Discusing Lesbian Visibility,” LGBTHistoryni, accessed February 28, 2024, https://lgbthistoryni.com/items/show/97.