The Festival of LGBT History: York Hub

York LGBT History Month is both proud and very excited to be spearheading the Yorkshire hub of the Second National Festival of LGBT History in collaboration with Schools OUT UK and LGBT History Month.

On Friday 5 February the hub’s activities will be launched at an event with the Lord Mayor and speeches from activist Colin Coward and academic Dr Helen Smith.

Saturday 6 February will see a selection for events taking place that promise to bring LGBT narratives into the public domain.

At York St John University will be a day of short presentations covering a variety of themes ranging from World War II to religion and belief. Guests will be free to drop in and out throughout the day.

Both the central York and Acomb libraries will host a number of events focusing on families and schools. There will be an inclusive story time and fun activities at both locations, and in central York a session by Andrew Huntley-Roe of Doncaster Pride on combatting and preventing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools.

For more information on these events and over forty other local events taking place throughout the month, check out the York LGBT History Month website.

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