We are revolting! 40 years of queer activism (event)

Celebrating the history of grassroots LGBT activism
Saturday 22 October 2011 (2.00 – 6.00pm) at Bishopsgate Institute.

The Lesbian and Gay News media Archive (LAGNA), which is based at Bishopsgate Institute, is holding a free event to acknowledge and commemorate the unsung heroes and heroines of LGBT activism, protest and cultural resistance, over the last four decades.

Speakers include:

Dr Matt Cook (Author and lecturer at Birkbeck College London) on the history of Queer protest.

Lindsay River (Performer and Activist) on protests in the lesbian-feminist movement in the 1970s.

Ajamu X (Photographer and Curator of Rukus! – Black LGBT Archive) on Black LGBT activism in the 1980s and beyond.

Ian Lucas (Author and activist) on OutRage! and Act-Up in the 1990s.

Serge Nicholson and Jason Barker on Transfabulous, the organisation they founded to champion transgender arts and culture through festivals, conferences, parties and events. Joining them will be Mike Wyeld (lecturer and filmmaker).

Attendance at the event is free, but RSVP is essential to reserve your place. Tea, coffee, wine and nibbles will be provided. There will also be a raffle with the chance to win a number of fabulous goodies!

For more information and to book a place, contact:
Stefan Dickers, Library Special Collections Manager

Email: Stefan.Dickers@bishopsgate.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7392 9200
Or visit LAGNA


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: