Call out to networks – please share

The Salopian Rainbows in Shrewsbury were thrilled to be asked to host a weekend of events 12 – 14 Feb 2016, as part of the 2nd National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Festival, along with Manchester, York, Bristol, Newcastle and London (see; involving local schools; national figures; theatre; film; presentations and more.

We are a group of volunteer organisers with limited resources and big ideas and we need your help to get the word out through networks across the Midlands Region.

We are contacting various umbrella bodies via email but we do not know them all, nor do we necessarily have the named contacts which are always so valuable to help people prioritise their vast in-trays – so your contacts and help are massively valuable right now!

Have a look at the programme we are planning here: What’s On and please share it around.

Highlights include guests:


Stuart Milk receives Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

Stuart Milk, Founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, nephew of Harvey Milk the first openly gay politician in California who held office for less than 12 months before being assassinated by his homophobic opposition opponent.

All the Nice Girls theatre, taking an entertaining glimpse at the lives of Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney through the eyes of male impersonator Ella Shields.

Peter Tatchell, International Human Rights, democracy and global justice campaigner; gay rights activist;  and Founder of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

Events start on Friday 12th February 2016 with a grand launch and run through to Sunday 14th February at venues in Shrewsbury. Much of the weekend is free to attend, with subsidised entrance fees for fringe events.

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