Eleanor Formby, Charting the flip-side of progress: LGBT people’s perceptions of lost spaces and experiences in the UK

When:
February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018-02-03T11:00:00+00:00
2018-02-03T12:00:00+00:00
Where:
Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Library Square
Museum Street, York YO1 7DS
United Kingdom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
York LGBT History Month

In researching LGBT people’s understandings and experiences of communities in the UK, I found a significant proportion of people talking about the past with nostalgia in relation to places, events and experiences that have been ‘lost’ as a consequence of improved legislation and attitudes towards LGBT equalities. This shows that when there was more to, as one participant said, ‘be angry about’ some people had a greater sense of community, shared within particular venues and/or at certain times.