A new group called York LGBT Social Group has been set up. For a brief description of the group, see the guide to LGBT York.
In conjunction with York LGBT Forum, they are holding their first event – a free gay history walk – tomorrow (Sunday 26 October) at 19:00, starting at Museum Gardens. The walk is led by Yorkwalk, who describe it as:
A light-hearted look at York’s history looking at some of the gay characters that have walked the city’s streets. These include a Roman Emperor, and numerous Kings (or Queens!) of England, naughty monks, newly discovered teenage schoolgirl lesbian passions at the Girls School in Kings Manor, where Anne Lister of Shibden Hall had her first romance, evidence for an 18th century ‘indissoluble union’ between two men and a black sheep of Queen Victoria’s family.
The walk is entertaining and wanders its way through some of York’s ‘Snickelways’ or back passages which honeycomb the city, all with colourful stories.
For more information, contact Jake Furby (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07935 200 575).