3 February 2014

True stories, photos and video celebrate LGBT history month

A multimedia mix of photography, audio and video is set to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history month at Jubilee Library this month (3-26 February)

The aim of these events is to celebrate and promote LGBT equality across the city.

The programme celebrates an unparalleled wealth of stories in a whole range of formats from film, face to face as well as a photographic exhibition called ‘Being Human’. Other events include MindOut, which is a ‘living library’ where you can gain rare insights into LGBT experiences from the people affected themselves who can share experiences about sexual orientation, mental health, ethnicity, gender, disability, age or religion.

In addition to these events Nicky Cambridge, People & Place Co-ordinator for Brighton & Hove City Council will talk about the council’s Trans Equality Scrutiny process. This has been the first scrutiny of its kind in the country that’s handled 37 recommendations that have for example led to trans only swimming sessions.

Cllr Stephanie Powell, Chair of the Licensing Committee and council LGBT Champion said:

“Each year, LGBT history month highlights LGBT awareness, and does this by providing positive and exciting events in Brighton & Hove. It is an important yet fun way to support and develop LGBT knowledge across the city, and welcomes everyone to come along to the events being held at Jubilee Library throughout February.”

February 3–16 Trans Exhibition

The banners of Trans groups in Brighton & Hove will be displayed in Jubilee Library and Trans*formers youth project will be showing their photographic exhibition ‘Being Human’.

Tuesday 11 February

LGBT Fostering & Adoption Recruitment

Come along and find out about fostering or adoption with Brighton & Hove City council. Simply call into Jubilee Library and meet us for an informal chat on Tuesday 11 February between 5pm and 7pm

Saturday 15 February, 2pm–4pm

Trans Performers and Poets

Come along to hear poetry and personal stories from some of Brighton’s Trans community, EJ Scott will be talking about Brighton Trans*formed, Persia West will be reading from her new book ’Just be Kind’ and the event will be compered by Trans Comedienne Claire Parker.

FREE event. No booking necessary. Wednesday 26 February, 12pm–4pm

MindOut – Living Library

An anti-stigma event, come along and talk one-to-one to a human ‘book’ who will answer your questions about sexual orientation, mental health, ethnicity, gender, disability, age or religion. FREE event.

Wednesday 26 February, 7.30pm

‘Queer In Brighton’ Book Launch

A new anthology edited by writer Maria Jastrzebska and artist Antony Luvera, features creative writing, essays, photographs and oral histories from over a hundred LGBT people. Luvera has also worked collaboratively to create ‘not going shopping’

photographs that articulate points of view about being queer in Brighton.

Invite Only. For more details, contact:lesley@queerinbrighton.co.uk