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Islington and Camden kick off LGBT celebrations

PUBLISHED: 10:55 08 February 2015

Councillors and council staff mark the beggining of LGBT month outside the town hall

Councillors and council staff mark the beggining of LGBT month outside the town hall

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A plethora of events to celebrate LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) month began on Friday January 30.

The fun started with the opening of the Loudest Whispers exhibition, showcasing the work of 30 artists at St Pancras Hospital.

Other highlights include the LGBT history exhibition at Islington Museum, which recalls the UK’s first gay rights demonstration on Highbury Fields in 1970 and the first Gay Pride march in 1971 in Upper Street.

A new play based on the life of maths genius Alan Turing will be performed at the Hope Theatre.

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “LGBT equality is not something we take for granted – it’s been hard won and even now, as events nationally and internationally have shown, homophobic bullying, intimidation and violence are on the rise.

“This year’s LGBT History Month programme is choc-full of talks, exhibitions, film and discussions, all unlocking the unique and wide-reaching contribution of our LGBT community.”


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