Queer in Brighton History Club returns on September 30

Besi Besemar September 10, 2018

Brighton LGBTQ+ History Club welcome Professor Lucy Robinson (University of Sussex) for the first session of 2018.

THE Point Is To Change It: How did we get to Queerama? 

LGBTQ+ history is inseparable from the history of LGBT+ activism. Indeed LGBT+ history is a historical marker of debates, possibilities and challenges in the ways in which we talk about sexuality and about the past. What it is we are doing when we recover queer lives in the past?

Prof Robinson will outline how lesbian and gay history has marked lesbian and gay activism from the gay liberation front, through the onslaught of AIDS and to the current context. At each point in this story, histories have been used to critique the present, uncover structures of discrimination, and to demonstrate individual and collective resistance.

Prof. Robinson will present extracts from the recent documentary project Queerama and situate it in this longer and messy history of uncovering, documenting and sharing queer histories.

The film was self-consciously built on the work of queer, lesbian and gay historians. Through a Q&A with film maker Daisy Asquith, Prof. Robinson will invite you to share your ideas about how we should collect, collate and share queer stories today.

The history club is open to everyone (18+), and free. You must reserve a place so organisers can keep an eye on numbers (and cake),

You can also make a donation if you’re able to help support future sessions.

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Event: LGBTQ+ History Club with Professor Lucy Robinson

Where: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

When: Sunday, September 30

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Cost: Free entry: The LGBTQ+ History Club is open to everyone (18+). Please book your place, so organisers can keep an eye on numbers (and know how much cake to buy).