19 Feb 2015

City’s LGBT history to be investigated at special Leeds Central Library event

A special event which will examine the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history is to be held at Leeds Central Library next week.

The event takes place on Tuesday 24 February from 5.30pm-6pm Alison Oram, Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Beckett University, will inspect many aspects of LGBT life in the city since the 1950s. Topics set to be investigated on the evening, which forms part of LGBT History Month 2015, will include media reporting, lesbian and gay social spaces and political activism. Time will also be allocated for a debate with the audience on all of the issues discussed in the talk.

Also available on Tuesday 24 February is a ‘Celebrating Diversity’ event hosted by Touchstone and Women’s Health Matters from 12.30pm at Leeds City Museum. A range of stalls will be on offer, offering advice and information regarding LGBT services and events around Leeds. To find out more about the event and how to have a stall on the day, please contact Jay Silver on 0113 216 2792 or Amrit Kaur on 0113 271 8277.

For more information regarding LGBT History Month 2015, please see: http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"We are delighted to be once again hosting a number of interesting events and activities in Leeds this month as part of the celebrations marking LGBT History Month 2015.

"This includes at Leeds Central Library a talk by Professor Alison Oram, who will be taking a fascinating look at many aspects of Leeds’ own LGBT history, and an event at Leeds City Museum offering a range of stalls providing advice and information regarding LGBT services available in the city."

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk

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