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Free online talk on LGBTQ+ history in UK Parliament

July 23, 2020

Archivist Penny McMahon will be giving a FREE 30-minute talk in Parliament on Thursday, July 30 from 6pm, which will draw upon historical documents to highlight the significance of parliamentary legislation on the lives of LGBTQ+ people and tell some of their stories.

In the first half of the talk, Penny will discuss the legislative persecution that LGBTQ+ people have faced, going back to Tudor times. Then in the second part, she will focus on some of the Parliamentarians who played a significant role in changing these laws.

There will be 15 minutes available for attendees to ask questions and share their stories.

To book a ticket, simply head to the UK Parliament website:

Details on how to join will be sent to attendees via email.