Queer Beyond London: Places, People, and Community History

Wednesday 14th November 2018

7.30pm followed by a reception

The Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Book your place here https://queerbeyondlondonfinale.eventbrite.co.uk

 Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of the “Queer Beyond London: Sexualities and Localities 1965-2010” project and to discuss the importance of local LGBTQ history work with a panel of experts.

“Queer Beyond London”, conducted by  Professors Alison Oram and Matt Cook and Dr Justin Bengry, has looked at Brighton, Manchester, Plymouth and Leeds and compared how their particular histories have made a difference to LGBTQ lives and experiences.

How do local contexts – geographic, demographic, social, economic – shape LGBTQ lives, politics and community? When we stop seeing London as the centre of queer history, what new insights do we gain? How have local LGBTQ groups researched and publicised their particular histories and how might that work be best supported?

At this event – which marks the end of the “Queer Beyond London” project – we discuss these questions and more with curator of the Museum of Transology, E-J Scott, pioneer historian of sexuality, Professor Jeffrey Weeks, and Rachel Hasted, advisor on LGBTQ inclusion in museums and heritage.

 We are pleased to be presenting our event alongside the launch of LGBT History Month 2019 which takes place earlier the same evening. The speakers for LGBT History Month start at 6.30 pm. Both events are supported by the British Library.

 Please let Katy know if you have any disability access requirements. k.pettit@bbk.ac.uk

Please note that photographs will be taken at this event.

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