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Hidden Lives to Open Lives: LGBTQ History in Shropshire

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University Centre Shrewsbury

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Hidden Lives to Open Lives: LGBTQ History in Shropshire, 1938 to the present

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Activists Geoff Hardy and Peter Roscoe deliver a public lecture focusing on LGBT+ people in Shropshire, looking at the history – and their lives – between 1938 and the present day.

Geoff is a former secondary school teacher, an LGBT Community Development Worker for the Greenwich Lesbian and Gay Centre Project (now the Metro Centre) and therapist. He is a member of the Action Group for SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination) and has been involved in LGBT campaigns since the Gay Liberation Front, in 1971. Peter has lived in Shropshire most of his life. Before retirement, he was a social worker and then a solicitor. He has been an LGBT 'activist' for many years. Both are involved with the organisation of the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival and Shrewsbury LGBT History.

Who is it for: Open to staff, students and the general public

What you will gain from attending: The event will cover campaigns – locally and nationally – that led to the legal changes that we have in the UK today. They will also look to the future and discuss what needs to be done to increase visibility and acceptance here and worldwide.

This event is also the launch of the Hidden Lives to Open Lives exhibition, which runs for the duration of the Diversity Festival at UCS.

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