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Brighton Resists: Exhibition Launch


Brighton Resists: snapshots of LGBTQ+ activism in our city
Exhibition Launch

Queer in Brighton is pleased to invite you to the launch of their exhibtion: Brighton Resists. Please join us for an evening of Lgbtq+ history, food, and art. A chance to peer into archival material and learn about some of the pivotal moment of political activism of our community.

For the past six months Brighton LGBTQ+ History Club has been exploring the rich and diverse LGBTQ+ history of our city – from early Pride marches to the experience of Deaf queer people, via the stories of Dandies, fashion, and the lives of older lesbians – we have barely scratched the surface.

How do we begin to exhibit this expansive and varied history?

Unsurprisingly, political activism and resistance is a thread that runs through the life of our communities, with shifting battles and political agendas over the decades – Section 28, HIV & AIDS, Pride, Equal Marriage, Trans rights to name but a few.

Brighton Resists is a starting point, an exhibition but also a chance to reflect on the journey of our activism, how we have resisted, fought for our rights, and stood up for each other. What are the achievements of our community and how can we prepare for the struggles of the future?

Brighton Resists uses the Section 28 campaign as a starting point to look at the history of LGBTQ+ activism in our city. Using collections at The Keep (University of Sussex) and from the Queer in Brighton project this exhibition gives snapshots of when our communities have come together to resist oppressive legislation, harassment and invisibility.

Where: The Marlborough pub and Theatre

When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 06:00pm

The event is free but please RSVP here:

Funded by theĀ Heritage Lottery Fund