York’s heritage: the LGBT community perspective

Kit HeyamConsultation, Heritage1 Comment

‘Then and Now’ image of Little Black Street, removed to create Duncombe Place and a clear view of the Minster. Image created by Richard and Lianne Brigham, York Past and Present.

York LGBT History Month has been invited to contribute to What has heritage ever done for us?, an event on Saturday 20 June that will explore community visions for the future of York’s heritage. We’d like our perspective to represent York’s LGBT community as widely as possible – so we’re asking for your thoughts on the following questions:

  1. York is a city known for its heritage. York also faces certain challenges including housing, wages and making the city centre an affordable and easy place to spend time during the day and at night. How can we think about York’s heritage in ways that help us address these challenges?
  2. How might York’s heritage become a resource that helps us live well together?
  3. What is your vision for the future of York’s heritage?
  4. How can LGBT communities be more involved in York’s heritage?
  5. What would an LGBT history of York look like?

Let us know what you think by Wednesday 17 June via one of the methods below – make sure your voice is heard!

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Kit Heyam

Kit is the lead coordinator of York LGBT History Month. He is a postgraduate teaching assistant and PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, working on a thesis entitled ‘Literary and historical representations of Edward II and his favourites, c.1305-1700’. Over the period 2014-16 he developed and coordinated York LGBT History Month’s school outreach programme, as well as delivering talks on his academic research. Kit is also a Library Services Assistant at Leeds Beckett University, where he campaigns as part of the Rainbow Rose Forum and has delivered trans awareness training to a number of university departments.

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