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LGBTQ+ photography exhibition comes to Glossop

As part of LGBTQ+ history week, Glossop LGBTQ+ will be putting on a photography exhibition at the glossop Labour Club. All work featured has been submitted by local people and the art will fit the following themes:  

- "Claim our past"

- "Celebrate our present"

- "Create our future"

There will be a launch event on 2nd Feb and the exhibition will remain in place for one month. The exhibition is to celebrate our community, raising awareness and visibility in the local area. 

UK LGBT+ History Month was created following the repeal of Section 28 of the Local Government Act. This legislation prevented any education or support in schools around sexual identity. UK LGBT+ History Month celebrates and ‘Usualise’ LGBT+ lives in their full diversity. It makes visible a hidden LGBT+ history.

This exhibition reflects some of the battles we have fought in recent years to establish equality: Opposing Section 28, Legalising Marriage via Civil Partnership, the Right to Parent, the Right to Walk Safely on our Streets and Recognising that Gay Rights are Human Rights

The Glossop LGBTQ+ group is an informal social group who meet on an irregular basis. Locally there are no other LGBTQ+ support groups or venues and this is particularly an issue for young people exploring their sexual and/or gender identity. 

The photos will express optimism for the future; uncompromising, inclusive and diverse. 

The exhibition will be available to visit at the Glossop Labour club from 7pm, Friday and Tuesday or 11am-2pm on Sundays, kicking off with a launch event on Friday 2nd February from 7pm onwards. There will be a opportunity to meet some of the photographers, chat to members of glossop LGBTQ+ and celebrate together. 

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