LGBT History Festival 2017
Thu 01 Jan 1970
11am - 5.30pm
2017 is an important year for the LGBTQ+ community, marking the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which started the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.
Throughout the month of February events across Exeter will explore the unique and diverse LGBT histories of the South West of England and beyond.
Exeter Phoenix are pleased to host the main Festival event, a one-day packed programme of fascinating talks from academics, historians, campaigners, authors, curators and many more. They will be speaking on many aspects of local, national and international LGBT history, including:
We are also delighted to welcome two keynote speakers:
Sue Sanders, Chair and Co-founder of SCHOOLS OUT, will present a special talk on the history of this important organisation and its fight for LGBT equality and diversity in education.
Award-winning author and biographer Diana Souhami will talk about her work on womens and lesbian history, focusing specifically on the British painter, Gluck.