Hidden Lives to Open Lives: LGBTQ History in Shropshire, 1938 - the present
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About the Event
With a focus on LGBT+ people in Shropshire, this presentation will look at some of the history - and our lives - between 1938 and the present day. It will cover campaigns, locally and nationally, that led to the legal changes that we have in the UK today and what needs to be done to increase visibility and acceptance here and worldwide.
Geoff Hardy is a former secondary school teacher, an LGBT Community Development Worker for the Greenwich Lesbian and Gay Centre Project (now the Metro Centre) and therapist. He is a member of the Action Group for SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination) and has been involved in LGBT campaigns since the Gay Liberation Front, in 1971.
Peter Roscoe has lived in Shropshire most of his life. Before retirement, he was a social worker and then a solicitor. He has been an LGBT 'activist' for many years.
Both are involved with the organisation of the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival and Shrewsbury LGBT History.