Celebrate LGBT History Month at West Yorkshire History Centre
We’re thrilled to present a set of LGBT+ history-related short films hosted by West Yorkshire Queer Stories.
Wednesday 27th February 2:00 - 4:30pm
at West Yorkshire History Centre,
127 Kirkgate, Wakefield
FREE entry, no tickets needed, just turn up!
Also have a go at making DIY rainbow plaques to celebrate LGBTIQ+ people and events in Wakefield.
If you have any LGBTIQ+ memorabilia that you’d like to talk about in a ‘show and tell’ then please bring it along – it could be photos, flyers, Tshirts, badges. There will also be a chance to have your LGBTIQ+ memories and experiences recorded for the West Yorkshire Queer Stories project.
FILM PROGRAMME (starts at 2pm)
Love Letter Rescue Squad (Megan Rossman, USA, 6:47) [D]
Deborah Edel, founder of the lesbian herstory archive in Brooklyn, considers the future of the collection.
The Red Tree (Paul Rowley, USA, 21:44) [E]
A powerful and poetic exploration of the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s fascist regime.
The Personal Things (Reina Gossett, USA, 3:04) [A]
Black trans elder and legendary activist, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, describes how everyday personal acts fuel her political activism.
Inside Spain’s first retirement home (Pink News, 4:30) [D]
After Franco’s dictatorship, Spain finally ‘legalised’ homosexuality in 1979. Almost 40 years later the world’s first publicly funded LGBT retirement home is opening.
Outlaw – Excerpt (Alisa Lebow, USA, 16:00) [D]
Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified ‘gender outlaw’ who has spent most of zir life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about zir experience.
(total running time 51:25)
[D] documentary [A] animation [E] experimental
All films will be shown with English subtitles for accessibility.
Building is fully wheelchair accessible. There are blue badge parking spaces. Nearest Changing Places is Sun Lane Leisure, The Ridings Shopping Centre or Hepworth Wakefield Gallery.