National Festival of LGBT History

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Next year, Manchester will play host to the first ever National Festival of LGBT History, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the national LGBT History Month campaign. The festival will take place on the weekend of Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February.

The festival will showcase and promote new research, provide the public with an opportunity to bring in artefacts and tell their own stories1, explore the political side of LGBT history, offer family-friendly activities and feature a collection of films as part of a film festival, a theatre show and LGBT history walks2.

For more information, see the National Festival of LGBT History website.

1 A similar event will be taking place as part of York LGBT History Month 2015; more details when the programme is confirmed!
2 We’ll have a few of these too!

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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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