York LGBT History Month 2017: Week One!

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It’s finally here: the York LGBT History Month programme begins today!

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This week we have six fabulous events to get you started, from church services to zine-making. Don’t miss our official launch night this Friday: join us for a fun evening out featuring a quiz, a bar and live music!

For a full list of all the events taking place throughout the month, see our programme.

Listings are colour-coded by type: Craft | Discussion | Exhibition | FilmPerformance | Personal histories | Service | Social | Talk

Tuesday 31 January
Naked Acts | Performance
10:00-17:00 | York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, YO1 7EW

A community day of talks, workshops and ‘scratch’ performances on LGBT*IQ issues put on in response to the Flesh exhibition at York Art Gallery.

Organised by: Cast-Off Drama/York Art Gallery
Tickets: Set price £25 for a day ticket to attend or to book a group stall, or pay what you can afford, from ninakane@btinternet.com
More information: Nina Kane (ninakane@btinternet.com | 07590 388770) | castoffdrama.blogspot.com

Accessibility: baby-changing; wheelchair access.


Wednesday 1 February – NEW 
UYLC LGBT History Month: Emily Brothers | Talk
16:00-17:30 | D/056, Derwent College, University of York, YO10 5DD

To kick off LGBT History Month, UYLC is delighted to be hosting Emily Brothers, who stood as Labour’s parliamentary candidate at the general election in Sutton and Cheam. Emily is the first openly transgender parliamentary candidate of a major party for parliament. A passionate campaigner for LGBTQ+ and disability rights, Emily has also worked at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Disability Rights Commission and the RNIB.

Organised by: University of York Labour Club
Tickets: Not required
More information: Sophie Jorgensen-Rideout (labour@yusu.org) | facebook.com/events/1427059357318447

Accessibility: contact organisers for details


Friday 3 February
LGBT Crafternoon: zine-making | Craft
16:00-18:00 | W/024, Wentworth College, University of York, YO10 5DD

What would inclusive sex and relationships education look like? We will be creating a special LGBT History Month zine! There will be lots of resources and plenty to cut and stick. Refreshments provided.

Organised by: York Graduate Students’ Association
Tickets: Not required
More information: Annis Stead (as799@york.ac.uk)

Accessibility: gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access. Type: Craft

Friday 3 February
York LGBT History Month 2017 launch night | Social
18:30-22:00 | Temple Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, YO31 7EX

Celebrate the start of York LGBT History Month 2017 with a fun evening out. Our launch night will feature a quiz, a bar (cash-only) serving soft and alcoholic drinks, live music, films and speeches – plus an opportunity to network with local LGBT organisations and councillors. It’s free to attend, but space is limited so please register using the link below.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Free from yorklgbthistory.org.uk/17/launch
More information: Kit Heyam (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)

Accessibility: baby-changing; BSL/English interpretation; gender-neutral toilets; hearing loop; wheelchair access.

Saturday 4 February
“Pride of Place” pinning event | Personal histories
10:00-12:00 | K/111, King’s Manor, University of York, Exhibition Square, YO1 7EP

Pride of Place is a Historic England project which uncovers and celebrates places of LGBTQ heritage across England, ranging from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the gay pubs and clubs that remain important in our lives today. Come along to share your stories of places around the country with hidden LGBT history, and “pin” them on the Pride of Place online interactive map.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Free from equality@york.ac.uk
More information: Kit Heyam (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)

Accessibility: baby-changing

Sunday 5 February
Elevenses at Barley Hall | Social
10:00-13:00 | Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, YO1 8AR

Drop in for light refreshments at Barley Hall, a reconstructed medieval townhouse in the centre of York. After indulging in a hot or cold drink and some LGBT-themed cake, you will be free to explore the museum, including its fantastic display of costumes. The event is free, but there will be a collection raising funds for the ongoing work of York LGBT History Month.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Not required
More information: Kit Heyam (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)

Accessibility: wheelchair access.

Sunday 5 February
Celebrating LGBT history | Service
11:00 | St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, YO1 8NQ

Everybody is welcome to a Unitarian service to celebrate LGBT History Month, conducted by Rev. Nicky Jenkins. The slogan of the General Assembly of British Unitarians is “Nurturing faith, embracing life, celebrating difference”.

Organised by: York Unitarians
Tickets: Not required, but there will be a collection
More information: Margaret Hill (mhill.york@gmail.com | 01904 693427)

Accessibility: baby changing; gender-neutral toilets; hearing loop; wheelchair access.

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Kit Heyam

Kit is the former lead coordinator of York LGBT History Month, a researcher of LGBT history, and a trans awareness trainer.

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