OUTing the Past - Leicester LGBT Centre

Event Details


Tue 23 February 2021 18:00-21:00


6pm - 9pm



OUTing the Past - Leicester LGBT Centre

Leicester LGBT Centre are hosting a dynamic evening with a diverse range of presentations, enlightening people about different LGBT+ experiences, events, and issues throughout the years, and encouraging people to be activists in the local community.

Event Programme (approximate timings):

6.00pm - Welcome and introduction from the LGBT Centre and OUTing The Past

6.15pm - Jo Somerset: 'Morley Clarke' - H. Morley Clarke (1915-2007) was a tailor in Leicester 1930s-1970s. By day he made men’s suits, by night he made ball gowns for his ‘homosexual’ friends. His partner, Roland Spence, had a bookshop a few doors away from Morley’s shop. As Morley lived with his mother, they couldn’t live together until she died. A local history story, about hidden lives and very private resistance.

7.00pm - Dr Ju Gosling: 'Regard: 30 years of campaigning for equality by LGBTQI+ Disabled People ' - As many as one in three LGBTQI+ people are Disabled, but our lives remain invisible in the work of mainstream organisations. This presentation will shine a light on the vital work Regard has been doing since 1989 to represent Disabled people in the LGBTQI+ sector; lead on LGBTQI+ issues in the Disability sector; combat social isolation among its members; and campaign on issues that specifically impact on LGBTQI+ Disabled people, especially social care and hate crime.

7.45pm - Rico Jacob Chace: 'Trans Lives in British History' - We exist and have always existed. This presentation begins to address the unhelpful belief that the Trans community is a new phase spurred on by social media, and raises awareness of some of the historic achievements of our community. Paying particular attention to BAME and working-class stories, shining light on these amazing lives will build confidence for Trans people and understanding for our cis allies.

8.30pm - Q&A and close


For more information and booking, visit: https://www.outingthepast.com/outing-the-past-2021-hubs-programmes/otp-2021-programme-leicester