Rainbow City: The Story of Manchester’s Struggle for LGB Equality c. 1950s-1980s

Event Date / Time: 23/04/2013 @ 7:00pm

Event Summary: In the second of our heritage events this year, local historian Paul Fairweather delivers a public talk on four decades of Manchester's rich history of LGB political activism as well as social and cultural change.

Venue: LGF
Number 5 Richmond Street
M1 3HF

Price per Person: Free

Event Full Details: In the second of our heritage events this year, local historian Paul Fairweather delivers a public talk on four decades of Manchester's rich history of LGB political activism as well as social and cultural change.

Covering the 1950s-1980s period, this talk will look at a wide-range of topics including:

* Campaign for legal and social equality in the 1950s and 1960s 
* Development of the gay scene and gay community groups in the 1970s
* Manchester City Council work on lesbian and gay equality in the 1980s
* Campaign against Section 28 in the late 1980s

Take pride in how far the LGB community has come in Manchester by attending this event and celebrating the individuals, groups and movements that helped create the city we know today.

This is a free event made through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We will be providing food and refreshments to all attendees. 

To RSVP your attendance, or for further details, please email caroline.yorston@lgf.org.uk or call 0845 3 30 30 30.