Sue Lister on the 2014 campaign

Ynda Jas2014, Guest posts2 Comments

Sue Lister, Real People Theatre‘s Artistic Director, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign and the contribution of her organisation.

At last we have set the ball rolling in York for a diverse, lively and informative York LGBT History Month. Congratulations to the organisers and more strength to their arms for future Februaries full of exciting events for everyone to enjoy! Real People Theatre was happy to present Paper Bag People about homophobia in care homes as part of the Authentic You event at York St John University. The more we talk about these issues, the better.

Paper Bag People - homophobia

Ann Murray in character during the Paper Bag People performance.

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Ynda is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London researching queer and genderqueer speech. They established York LGBT History Month in 2014 while working at York St John University. They then developed it into an independent organisation, and served as Lead Coordinator from 2014 to 2016, which included overseeing its registration as a charity. They now remain vaguely involved from a distance. During their seven years in York, Ynda also studied at both of York’s universities and served periods as secretary of York Pride and York LGBT Forum. They also founded Non-binary London and are involved in Bar Woetever and Everyday Cissexism. They write about queer matters on their website.

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