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LGBT+ Colloquium at PHM

LGBT+ Colloquium at PHM

Join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of LGBT+ people and communities

27 October 2016

Never Going Underground

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts in England and Wales.  We are aware that there are lots of exciting projects in the pipeline across the UK to mark this anniversary and celebrate the richness and diversity of LGBT+ people and communities.  We want to bring everyone together to discuss their plans and to scope out potential for collaborations and cross-promotion.

We would like to invite you to Manchester for a meeting at the People’s History Museum on Friday 11 November 2016, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

On 11 November 1966, the North West Homosexual Law Reform Committee organised a public meeting: ‘Society and its Homosexuals: Why the law must be changed’.  We thought it appropriate that we meet on the 50th anniversary of this meeting, up the road from where it happened.

The meeting will be followed by the press launch of Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights, a unique exhibition curated by members of the local LGBT+ community, on display at the museum from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 3 September 2017.  You are welcome to stay for special guest speakers and a glass of wine.

Please RSVP to catherine.odonnell@phm.org.uk.  If you can’t make it and are planning to mark the anniversary then we’d love to hear from you too!

This is an open invite, so please pass on to anyone who may be interested.