On the 10th of February 2017, we had the pleasure of attending ‘LGBT History Month: Outing the past’ at M Shed, curated with Outstories Bristol. The event was a combination of talks on various aspects of LGBTQIA+/queer history, such as the history of the Pink Pound, LGBTQIA+ influencing popular music, and the history of international LGBTQIA+ culture, as well as stalls from various wonderful LGBTQIA+-related organisations from across the South West.
The CQWG had a stall where we encouraged people to get involved with the working group, holding a day-long crafting session with a badge maker that attendees used to make themselves a colourful representation of their queer identity (or just a nice picture!). We fostered new connections with individuals and organisations working across Bristol and the South West on LGBTQIA+ issues, and showcased our *dazzling* new fliers (pictured below).
You can view the event page here, and find information on other participating organisations below:
Bristol Pride, a group of volunteers who work to stage Bristol’s Pride festival each year. You van view their website here
LGBT Bristol work in partnership with Bristol City Council to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to become actively involved in community life. You can visit their website here
Freedom Youth, a project for LGBTQ people aged 13-19, with a weekly group held in central Bristol every Tuesday from 18:45-21:00. Freedom is a fun, safe, social space for LGBTQ young people to meet each other, discuss issues important to them and have their voices heard. Freedom is open to anyone that identifies as LGBTQ or is questioning their sexuality – no labels applied! You can view their website here
OutStories Bristol record the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Bristol, and map LGBTQIA+ history across the city. You can view their website here