For Pride Month, we're looking back at some of the previous LGBTQ+ talks that have happened at Bishopsgate Institute.
On 8 November 2012, we hosted the "Pride & Prejudice" talk with Peter Tatchell (Peter Tatchell Foundation), Lisa Power MBE, and Michael Cashman MEP (Labour politician, founder of Stonewall). The event was also chaired by Dr Matt Cook (Birkbeck, University of London).
This talk focused on the resistance to Clause 28, which prohibited local authorities from presenting "homosexuality as a pretended family relationship". This was seen as a watershed moment in the long struggle for civil rights for LGBTQ+ citizens, bringing the community together around one cause.
Listen to Tatchell, Power, and Cashman discuss how such hostility and prejudice gave way to tolerance and whether we are getting closer to the chance of equality.