Wed, 21 Jun 2023, 18:00 (GMT)
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, London, WC1N 1AW
Join ACT UP and Positively UK at Soho Curzon Cinema, who will be hosting a speed dating night for HIV+ people in celebration of Dan Glass' 'Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierece History'.
To celebrate the release of Dan Glass’ Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History, the historic ACT UP community, who were integral to queer, political resistance during the AIDS Crisis, will be hosting a speed dating night for HIV+ people.
As part of this event, you will also get the chance to learn more about healthcare activism in queer communities. Come learn about this rich history, from ‘die-in’ protests in Trafalgar Square to the radical refusal of nurses to leave their patients in solitude. Learn about the dykes who donated blood; queer support-lines during AIDS; clandestine meetings in the back of bookshops; booksellers resisting police raids; Whitney Houston singing at rallies in Hyde Park and so much more.
6pm – Doors open and welcome from ACT UP activists and glamorous assistants from across the world.
6.30 – 7pm – Queer Footprints short reading.
7-10pm – HIV+ Speed Dating.
10pm – Party.
Why it’s happening: together we will vajazzle stigma, expose pharmaceutical greed and revel in the anger, sweatiness and fabulous fierceness of the global HIV+ community.
Press: please email [email protected] for all press enquiries, collaborations and any questions.
Dresscode: dress to Impress!
Accessibility: the venue is fully accessible. There will be ACT UP’s glamorous assistants at your service all night should you need anything.
All profits go to the Positively Uk Hardship Support Scheme, who provide financial support to help people living with HIV in times of crisis.
Paying forward/drinks tickets for people in the asylum process or those who are homeless will be available on the night.
Got a question or want to be involved? Please email us at [email protected] / website http://actuplondon.wordpress.com/ / insta @actup_london.
Walk in our queer elders' footprints in this guide full of humour, joy, pathos and mischief