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Underground London: From Lavender Lounges to Candy Bars: British Lesbian Nightlife
  • Category
    Talks
  • Date(s)
    24 April 2013
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    Free
Underground London: From Lavender Lounges to Candy Bars: British Lesbian Nightlife
Lesbian and Gay Pride, 1983 (LAGNA Collection, Bishopsgate Library)

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LAGNA: Live and Let Louche in the Library


The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA) at Bishopsgate Institute present a series of discussions on queer history and culture as part of the Underground London series.

Though lesbian sex was never illegal, it wasn’t until the gay rights and women's liberation movements of the early 1970s that lesbians began to socialise openly. How did women meet each other in the days before identity politics brought them together, and how did the lesbian scene evolve in the 1980s and 1990s? Alternative historian and performer Rose Collis will explore the social activities of post-war lesbians in London, Brighton and beyond, and Louise Carolin, Deputy Editor of Diva, will reflect on lesbian nightlife in the 1980s-90s.

Free admission
Advance booking recommended

See other events in the series:
Cottaging and Cruising in the Capital
Performing Queer: Life and Art in Noughties London

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