Independent Radical Publishing
Wed, 07 Jun 2023, 16:00 - 18:00 (GMT)
Embankment station, Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6NS
'The Pansies Are in Bloom': a tour of Trafalgar Square with the author of 'Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierce History', Dan Glass.
In this tour, stops include stories from campaigners that led to the ‘Sexual Offences Act’ that partially decriminalised homosexuality in 1967; ‘The Order of Chaeronea’ – a secret society of homosexuals; The Gay Ultradisco at Heaven Nightclub and the birth of the modern HIV / AIDS movement for justice; Oscar Wilde’s statue; politicians and activists that overturned Section 28 which banned the promotion of homosexuality in public institutions; first person testimony from trailblazing protests including ‘The Teenage Turn-in’ at Charing Cross police station; The Gay liberation front (GLF) Youth Demo against the unequal age of consent; AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)’s die-in protests at the height of the AIDS pandemic; London Trans Pride and much more.
Tour meeting point: Embankment Station, 16:00.
Nearest wheelchair accessible stations with platform access: Tottenham Court Road or Green Park.
This tour will be followed by a Q+A with Dan Glass and leading Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) activist, Andria Mordaunt, at Stanfords bookshop. Please note: you do not need a seperate ticket to attend this event.
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Walk in our queer elders' footprints in this guide full of humour, joy, pathos and mischief