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Out in the archives: LGBTQ histories
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    28 February 2018
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    7:00 PM
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Out in the archives: LGBTQ histories
19:00 - 21:00

Hear from speakers on a range of LGBTQ subjects, and explore the queer histories that can be found in the Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives at this special event.

Drinks will be available to purchase at the pop up bar.

Part of OUTing the Past: the National Festival of LGBT History 2018

18:45 Doors open

Opportunity to browse Special Collections and Archives display.


19:00 Welcome

With Sue Sanders, Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute, founder of LGBT History Month and Chair of Schools OUT.


19:05 Being transgender in the early to mid-1970s

With Carol Steele.

Carol will share recollections of the setting up of one of the first groups in the UK which welcomed transsexual people and took the first tiny steps to activism.


19:30 Section 28: how we lost the battle (but went on to win the war)

With Lisa Power.

Most work on Section 28 focuses on the legislation. Lisa observed at close hand the various groups who mobilised to fight back, their new alliances and old disagreements, the relative effectiveness of different tactics, the demonstrations and the lobbying. Lisa was subsequently part of founding Stonewall as a direct response to our failure to prevent S28, and shares her experiences in this presentation.


20:00 Opportunity to browse Special Collections and Archives display


20:15  We’re Queer and we should be here: LGBT supporters and football

With Darryl Telles.

This talk looks at the LGBT supporters movement within football and its development during the past 30 years. It will also give an international perspective through Darryl's role in the Queering Football project during the EURO 2016 tournament and looks ahead to the World Cup in Russia in 2018.


20:40 Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space

With Meg-John Barker.

This presentation provides the brief - often hidden - history of the UK non-binary movement, based on the chapter on non-binary gender from Christine Burns's recent edited collection 'Trans Britain'. It traces the deep history of non-binary thinking about gender, as well as charting how gender is understood in different ways geographically - around the world. It then focuses in on the untold story of the years leading up to the current UK non-binary movement, and the very recent history of that movement which is currently moving very fast.

IMAGE: LAGNA Archive Brighton BHS Demonstration, 21 February 1976

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