OUTing the Past - Leeds

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Leeds City Museum

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Join us for Leeds’ second ‘OUTing the Past’ - Festival of LGBT History – conference and all-day marketplace event as part of a dedicated international network of host cities showcasing hundreds of years of LGBT+ culture and communities.




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09:30-09:50 Registration and coffee

09:50-10:00 Welcome and introduction to ‘OUTing The Past’ – Leeds


10:00-10:30 Ray Larman: Telling stories: Oral history highlights from the West Yorkshire Queer Stories collection.

The talk will use a range of audio clips from the WYQS project to show the diversity of the LGBTIQ+ communities in the region.

10:40-11:10 Jen Yockney MBE: 25 years of Bi Space and Voice.

This is a telling of the story of the UK's longest-running bi support group, which marked its 25th birthday in September 2019.

11:20-11:50 Non-Binary Leeds: A brief encounter with non-binary history.

Our presentation will cover artists such as Claude Cahun and Marlow Moss, Jewish Rabbinical literature as well as unknown individuals such as Thomas(ine); and personal histories and experiences.

12:00-12:30 Sacha Coward: Space Invaders: Queer representations in videogames throughout history.

Exploring the history of queer representation in videogames, starting at the very beginning and working up to where we find ourselves today.

12:40-13:20 LUNCH

Please bring your own lunch, use the museum cafe or visit one of many eateries around Millennium Square and Great George St. See Trip Advisor for recommendations.

13:20-13:50 Peter Scott-Presland: Entertaining the Troops.

The story of Consenting Adults in Public (CAIP), the LGBT theatre company which flourished 1979 to 1987.

14:00-14:30 Nicola Hargrave: Squats and Samosas: A short history of the UK’s only DIY queer film festival.

This presentation will use archive items such as programmes, flyers and photographs to illustrate the history of Leeds Queer Film Festival.

14:40-15:10 Ian Nipper BONA! A History of Polari.

Troll along to OUTing the Past and join Ian Nipper as he tells us about Polari, the secret language of gay men.

15:20-15:30 Close

For updates and further information: www.leeds.gov.uk/OutingthePast

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