Cardiff LGBT History Month meets Doctor Who

Besi Besemar November 18, 2016

Cardiff’s Pride Cymru to host an event celebrating Doctor Who’s importance to LGBT+ people as part of LGBT History Month 2017.


Who’s Queer Now and its related website will show why many LGBT+ people love the universe of Doctor Who, including Torchwood and new young adult spinoff Class.

Event coordinator Lisa Power, said: “Class and Torchwood both feature LGBT relationships, but gay and transgender people have loved Who for much longer.

“These shows helped a lot of us find our own identities. And many LGBT people have worked on them, from the very first show onwards.”

The Museum of Wales will partner Pride Cymru in hosting the event, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For now, you are encouraged to visit their Facebook page and website for Who’s Queer Now.

You can tell organisers why you love the world of Who and how it has helped you or make suggestions for what you’d like to see as part of the event.

There are already contributions from LGBT+ people and straight allies who have worked on the shows, including Torchwood’s iconic Captain John, James Marsters.

“I realised that I was in a show that was subverting the lie that LGBT people can’t be heroes” he says in a personal video message. “For that, I will always be in love with Torchwood”.

So, if you’re a gay Whovian, or just someone for whom the shows have had a special meaning in learning that being LGBT+ is okay, you’re invited to get involved and have your say alongside the stars.

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