National LGBT History Month launch

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The national LGBT History Month 2015 campaign is being launched at an event on Tuesday 18 November at The Museum of The Order of St John in London.

The evening event, hosted by cabaret artist Rose Collis, will feature music and speeches on polari and the ‘Faces of 15’: Anne Lister, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams, Frida Kahlo and Chevalier d’Eon. During the day, there will be charity stalls and workshops for teachers and youth workers.

For more information and to order a free ticket, see the event page.

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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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