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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.

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ACCESS INFORMATION:

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.