On Friday, the inaugural Allan Horsfall lecture, sponsored by the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, unveils the first attempts at parliamentary reform in 1832. Saturday at Central Library goes Under The Rainbow, with an exploration of LGBT identity and personal stories from the 18th century to today. Sunday at People's History Musuem explores lesbian activists, LGBT rights in the workplace, and Britain's colonial legacy in exporting homophobic laws.
A Very Victorian Scandal, our innovative, immersive theatre performance based on an 1880 police raid on a fancy dress ball, runs throughout the weekend. There are schools and families events for children, young adults, parents and educators on the Saturday and Sunday. The 2nd “What is and how to do LGBT history” conference runs in parallel.
There are films throughout the week in Manchester's Gay Village, and various surprises in the week leading up to the festival. Stay tuned, and be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter, or join our e-mail list for up-to-the minute news! Keep scrolling to find out more, or go to the schedule page to find out full details.