OUTing the Past: Coventry
Saturday 4th February 2017
Coventry Pride is pleased to announce that on the 4th February 2017 we are taking our place as one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the theme for this year’s festival is “Law, Citizenship and PSHE”.
The festival will take place between 11am and 4pm in The Coventry Central Library. We have split the talks into four sessions, each talk will be 20 minute presentations followed by 10 minute Q&A, including a wide range of subjects:
The festival free and is open to everyone, we aim for this festival to bring LGBT History out of the closet to compliment and be part of mainstream history.
The LGBT History Festival will kick start Coventry’s LGBT History Month Program, which will include a talk showing how male homosexuality got criminalised to start with, and exploring the ongoing effects of this in the commonwealth nations with a talk from LGBT+ asylum seekers who will share their lived experience. There will also be a weekly LGBT Film Screening, a weekly LGBT+ Activism workshop and the Not-Valentine’s Shindig.
It is going to be an exciting month and its being kick-started by a fantastic festival celebrating our diverse and beautiful LGBT History.
Tea Coffee & Cakes will be available.