Gay Liberation Front (GLF)
Activists & Friends
This is the space for all Gay Liberation Front (GLF) Activists and new friends to connect, celebrate and plot for the upcoming significant anniversaries –
2019 – 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
2020 – 50th anniversary of GLF UK
2022 – 50th anniversary of Pride
Queer Tours of London / Queerseum are having monthly ‘think in’s’ at LSE (where GLF UK began) to develop our demands and action plans for next year’s events. Everyone new or old to the movement and who is committed to ‘LIBERATION FOR ALL’ is very welcome.
Think In’s’ are a concept which the GLF activists first used to have a space, a sanctuary in which to make sense of the world away from the pressures of homophobia and how to effectively respond. 50 years on there is still so much work to do to complete the ultimate aim of ‘freedom for all’.
LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD - Think In’s’ are a concept which the GLF activists first used to have a space, a sanctuary in which to make sense of the world away from the pressures of homophobia and how to effectively respond. 50 years on there is still so much work to do to complete the ultimate aim of ‘freedom for all’.
Think in 3 - December 05/12/18
LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD -
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EDGY LGBTQ+ HISTORY & ARCHIVES CONFERENCE
- London Metropolitan Archives
This LGBTQ+ History conference explores ideas of Outsider History. The margins can be a powerful place rather than a place of exclusion. But what happens when people get excluded from mainstream memory through lack of resources or time? What happens when Outsider History strives to become part of the centre? How does the history get defined? Are aspects of history obscured in an effort to make things palatable and acceptable?
16th August / Genesis Cinema / Whitechapel
OUTSIDER PRIDE EXHIBITION &
QUEERCORE FILM SCREENING
16th August / Genesis Cinema / Whitechapel
The People’s Film Club, The Outside Project & Fringe! Film Fest are teaming up to bring a night of queer celebration & a screening of Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
Dir. Yony Leyser | Germany, 2017
We will be celebrating the ‘outsider’ subcultures that queer communities have pioneered – creating their own cultural spaces on the fringes of a homophobic and heteronormative society.
The evening will start with an ‘Outsider Exhibition’. We will be taking over Genesis Cinema’s bar, displaying all the placards, banners, and protest paraphernalia from this year’s Outsider Pride bloc.
OUTSIDERS PRIDE BLOCK
QUEERSEUM / LESBIAN AND GAYS SUPPORT THE MIGRANTS / AFRICAN RAINBOW FAMILY FRIENDS OF THE JOINERS ARMS / SAVE THE BLACK CAP / QUEER FLAGS / STREETS KITCHEN
Alongside the exhibition, we will be bringing together all our favourite activist groups and queer creators. There will be stalls by loads of fantastic LGBTQ grassroots groups, fab queer-made stuff for sale, along with pizza, drinks, and music camper than a glitter-covered rainbow. It’s going to be great!
After the festivities, and following an intro to The Outside Project by their incredible team, we will be screening Queercore. The film is a testament to the outsider spirit of the queer community; forever resilient in the face of societal rejection, creating cherished communities where people can truly be themselves.
The documentary explores ‘Queercore’, the cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk and was distinguished by its discontent with society’s disapproval of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities.
To quote Adam Rathe’s Queer to the Core,
“The Queercore scene grew out of a generation that bristled against what it saw as the bourgeois trappings of a mainstream gay lifestyle and the macho, hetero hardcore scene that punk — a movement founded by women, people of color, and gays — had become. Queercore was a call to arms and storming out of the closet.”
This documentary is not one to miss.
All of this will be to fundraise for The Outside Project, the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ community shelter & centre. It is an independent, grassroots project led by queer ex-homeless people, homelessness professionals, community members & activists. The project started out on Status Quo’s former tour bus & is now searching for a permanent venue. The money raised on the night will go towards supporting their wonderful work as they begin to prepare for winter.
Pride is a protest. Pride was started by homeless trans women of colour. Let’s remember their legacy, and support our community. There is room here for everyone.
#HomelessLGBTIQsolidarity #LGBTIQcommunitycentre #supportgrassrootsprojects #outsiderpride
The Phoenix 37 Cavendish Square London W1 - 6:45pm (ticketed event)
Museums Showoff is an open mic night featuring curators, conservators, librarians, collectors, trustees, security people, retail folk, educators, funders, explainers, visitors, academics, archivists and everyone else associated with museums, libraries, archives and collections.
We’ll be sharing our practice of Cultural Activism – from demanding a Queer Museum to popping up and reactivating queer history in institutions and on the streets. Featuring cultural activists Damien Arness Dalton,Dan de la Motte (Queer Tours of London), and Andrew Lumsden and Stuart Feather (Gay Liberation Front).
WEDNESDAY 11 JULY – SATURDAY 14 JULY
OPENING PARTY – WEDNESDAY 11 JULY, 6PM
PLATFORM SOUTHWARK – 1 JOAN STREET, SE1
Andrew Lumsden: A Retrospective. Illustrations from the last 50 Years.
QUEER TOURS OF LONDON in association with QUEERSEUM present: Andrew Lumsden: A Retrospective of the last 50 Years.
ANDREW LUMSDEN was very respectable until he encountered the Gay Liberation Front in London in 1970 but has been less respectable since. He has been drawing since he was a kid and hopes all the brilliant artists like Jean Claude Thevenin, Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton, who drew for Gay News in the 1970s, where for a while he was editor, will be celebrated in 2022, the paper’s 50th anniversary.
The Retrospective is curated by DAN DE LA MOTTE on behalf of QUEER TOURS OF LONDON. Dan is a researcher, writer, tour guide and performer for QToL.
WHAT DOES A QUEER MUSEUM LOOK LIKE?
23 JUNE 2018 AT 14.15–15.45
Where and how do we shape the queer past in the future?
What should a queer museum contain? Whose stories should it tell? Should it replicate museums as we know them, or invent a new queer model?
Join E-J Scott, curator of the Museum of Transology in an open conversation with queer curators, archivists and activists including Dan Vo (Museum Detox), Damien Arness-Dalton (Queerseum), Joe Galliano (CEO, Queer Britain), Rachael Lennon (Programme Curator, Prejudice and Pride, National Trust) Sean Curran (Community Learning Manager, Sutton House, National Trust) and Zorian Clayton (Curator of Prints and chair of the LGBTQ working group at the V&A).