Wilde successfully guided the 1985/86 Homosexual Law Reform Bill through Parliament during a viciously-opposed campaign during which she received death threats and gay men were beaten up in the streets. She has today been made a Dame in the New Years Honours, in significant part for her contribution to Homosexual Law Reform.
"And I do think that glbti kids still have a very hard time at school," she says. "We've got a long way to go there, some schools are great and some are not so great. There are still problems with stereotypes and suspicion. When we did our campaign it was all about public education and giving people facts. People just need to know that and feel a bit more relaxed about people that might be different from themselves."