Eleanor Formby of Sheffield Hallam University will draw on her research to discuss what LGBT community means to people. This will include examining: ‘ownership’ of community; ‘difference’ and diversity; relationships to, within and beyond physical space; imagined communities and belongings; the importance of ‘ritual’ events and symbols, such as Pride and the rainbow flag. Within this, the impact of history and current social contexts will be explored. Overall, the talk will highlight what connects ‘people like us’ across time and space.
Accessibility: gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.