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Feb events for LGBT History Month

Feb events for LGBT History Month

Sat 25 February - Sun 3 September

Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent.  50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide. There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as well as forward. This unique exhibition is curated by members of the local LGBT+ community. It details the development of an LGBT+ movement, showing the internal and external struggles, the different party political approaches to equality, and the social and historical context of the last sixty years of activism.  This is the complex and compelling story of a long and often bumpy journey.

Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £5

10.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 25 February

Have Your Say!

Come along to this monthly discussion event where Mark Krantz will facilitate a discussion on the political talking point of that month, whilst PHM staff will draw links from the topics discussed to the museum’s collection. This month’s discussion focuses on the question ‘What next in the fight for equality?’ 2017 marks 50 years since the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexual acts.  Since then, the LGBT+ community has made huge gains.  With same-sex marriage won, many believe that the fight is over, but how equal are we really today?  Join us and Have Your Say!

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking required via Eventbrite -; http://haveyoursay-2017.eventbrite.co.uk

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £3

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sat 25 February

The Bi Series Launch: Our Forgotten Bi History

Join us for the Bi series - LGBT Foundation’s first series of events aimed at Bi people. To mark LGBT History Month, our launch event features a history talk from bi activist Jen Yockney MBE, informal ‘Speed-mating’ and the chance to add your story to our video history project.

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking required via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bi-series-launch-our-forgotten-bi-history-tickets-31448820268

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Sat 25 February

The Great Debate - LGBT Mayoral Hustings

How will Greater Manchester's first elected mayor tackle the issues affecting you? Join Gaydio's Emma Goswell as she quizzes the candidates in an evening of lively debate, coinciding with the launch of Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights. Submit your questions ahead of the event here: https://goo.gl/508enV or tweet @LGBTfdn using #LGBThustings

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking required via Contact Theatre – www.contactmcr.com/lgbthustings

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

6.00pm – 7.30pm

Sun 26 February

OUTing the Past: The National Festival of LGBT History

On the opening weekend of Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights join us to celebrate LGBT History Month.  Our jam-packed programme includes talks, discussion, tours and theatre.  Visit our website for full details.  In partnership with Schools Out.

Suitable for adults and young people

No booking required

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Suggested donation £5

11.00am – 5.00pm

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