This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of £24
Throughout the 1970s, the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) initiated an anarchic campaign that permanently changed the face of Britain. Inspired by the Stonewall uprisings in the US, the GLF demanded "Absolute Freedom For All" worldwide.
For them, LGBTQ+ liberation meant housing rights, universal healthcare, economic freedom, and so much more. Yet, half a century on, the fight is far from over, injustice is rife, and LGBTQ+ inequality remains.
In this course, you will discover the centrality of protest to queer history and identity, and learn about the back-breaking hard work, as well as the glamorous and raucous stories, of those who rebelled against injustice and fought for queer liberation.
Who is this course for?
Anyone with interest in revolutionary history, creative activism, joyful mischief, and LGBTQ+ power.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
Learn the history of the Gay Liberation Front and ACT UP in our interview with tutor Dan Glass.
Image: LGBTQ+ Library
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have learnt:
- All about LGBTQ+ legal and movement-building history
- Creative techniques for recording history
- Radical education tools to empower your community
- Ideas, principles, strategies, and tactics to continue the fight for freedom for all.
Meet the Tutor
Dan Glass is an Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter, and writer.
Dan has been recognised as Attitude Magazine’s "campaigning role models for LGBTQI youth", a Guardian UK youth climate leader, 2017 Activist of the Year with the Sexual Freedom Awards, and was announced a BBC Greater Londoner in 2019 for founding Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time.
Dan is an artist with the global In Place of War artist network and an educator from the Training for Transformation movement.
Dan recently presented Never Again - Fighting the Polish Far-Right and the Coronavirus Cabaret: the online show combating social isolation. His book, United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow, was recognised as Observer book of the week June 2020.
Contact Dan at theglassishalffull.co.uk.
Need to Know
- 10:00 – 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Dan Glass
- Max Students
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