Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.
Trans Vegas (Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Create!) @ Royal Northern College of Music
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trans Vegas (Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Create!) @ Royal Northern College of Music | England | United Kingdom

18 years after the watershed cinema moment of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, Hotpencil Press and Trans Creative present ‘Boys Don’t Cry – Boys Create’, an evening of Trans Masculinity, reclaimed and re-spun.

For the last 18 years trans and gender nonconforming artists have been telling our own stories, performing our own narratives, demanding to be seen. This new show explores ways to show our bodies and our worlds as they are lived. Not through a mainstream lens! Not with fetishisation! Not with death and destruction! All hail the new 21st Century Boys!

Artists include Husk, Elijah W Harris with Tallulah Rose Haddon, Jamie Hale, Krishna Istha and more tba.

Following the performance event Zorian Clayton of BFI Flare will host a panel to discuss the legacy of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and the trans masculine experience on stage and screen over the past two decades.

Event curated by Dr B. and Serge of Hotpencil Press (‘There Is No Word For It’, ‘The (Trans) Mangina Monologues‘, ‘The Butch Monologues’).

Supported by Arts Council England and Superbia at Manchester Pride.

AFTER 82 IN LIVERPOOL @ Museum Of Liverpool
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AFTER 82 IN LIVERPOOL @ Museum Of Liverpool

Five years in the making, After 82 looks back over these years using first-hand personal accounts from the people who were affected and those people and organisations that were, and still are, there to support them. What makes this documentary unique is that for many, this is the first time they have ever spoken publicly about what really happened.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Living through the AIDS pandemic was like living through a war.’
Jonathan Blake: ‘That was it, I was going to commit suicide.’
Lord Norman Fowler: ‘The ward was full of young men dying of AIDS and there was nothing we could do about it.’
The film is directed/produced both by Steve Keeble and Ben Lord and was made over a five-year period and narrated by Dominic West.
It is their first feature film.
Steve Keeble is a film-maker. He studied BA (Hons) Film Production at London Southbank University.
He previously worked as occasional actor and appeared in EastEnders (BBC) and Holby City (BBC).
Ben Lord studied BA (Hons) Film Studies at London Southbank University. He is a film-maker/writer and
photographer. Ben wrote a play called Voice, which is based on the documentary After 82 and was performed
at ImmerCity Theatre. He has also worked as casting director and location manager. His previous work
includes EastEnders (BBC), New Tricks (BBC) and Holby City (BBC).
Following the film we will be hosting a Q & A with both film makers Steve Keeble and Ben Lord. We are also lucky to have available to answer any questions about the early days is Jonathan Blake, actor and was a member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. He was diagnosed with HIV in the early 1980s. The BAFTA award-winning actor Dominic West portrayed Jonathan in the film Pride. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE LIMITED SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.