Fri, 09 Jun 2023, 19:00 - 21:00 (GMT)
LSE Students' Union, 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP
London School of Economics Library celebrates the launch of Dan Glass' 'Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History'.
Join The London School of Economics Library in the celebration of Dan Glass’s Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History, and the 50th Anniversary of Icebreakers with an evening of exploring The LSE’s Hall-Carpenter Archives, a book reading with Dan Glass, and a panel discussion with key groups featured in the book including lcebreakers, Gay Liberation Front (GLF), Switchboard, and more!
Icebreakers are a radical gay group who created a phone service for LGBTQIA+ people to ‘support the breakdown of a rigid gender division in order to liberate gay men and women and establish a new society’.
LSE Library has been home to the Hall-Carpenter Archives since 1988. It is an extensive collection of archives, ephemera and printed material documenting the development of gay activism in the UK since the 1950s.
The celebratory evening will also include a film screening of Naoise Murphy’s film on the GLF and Icebreakers, sharings from Andrew Lumsden, GLF activist and original Gay News editor in tribute to Eric Thompson (1934-2022), and an opportunity to buy Dan’s book.
Panelists will also include: Michael Parkes and Nettie Pollard of GLF, Tash Walker of Switchboard, Ludwig Campbell of Spectrum and LSE’s LGBTQ+ Staff Network and members of Icebreakers.
Click the link below for tickets.
Walk in our queer elders' footprints in this guide full of humour, joy, pathos and mischief