Update: networking; performances; call for articles

Reminder: LGBT film at City Screen

Pride (2014 film)

On Sunday 7 September, City Screen will be showing Pride. For more information, see the synopsis below or visit the City Screen event page.

It’s 1984 and the miners’ strike is causing great hardship, especially in one remote Welsh pit village. Despite some misgivings, a group of young gay activists led by bolshy Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) decide to raise money for the community, but when they travel down to deliver the funds they’re unprepared for the homophobia that greets them.

However, it transpires that a taciturn village elder (Nighy, with an immaculate Welsh brogue) has long been in the closet, and the strikers’ wives, headed by Imelda Staunton’s no-nonsense Helfina, are both grateful and curious. In only his second film, noted theatre director Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical) expertly finesses knowing humour, indignation and sexual politics, while the performances are uniformly pitch-perfect.

LGBT Professionals Speed Networking Evening

Stonewall and DWF’s LGBT Network, OutFront, are hosting a speed networking event for LGBT professionals. The event will take place DWF’s offices in Leeds, less than ten minutes walk from the station, at 18:30 on Tuesday 23 September. For more information, see DWF’s page for the event.

Transforming Stories: a triple bill of three new queer commissions

Transforming Stories: a triple bill of three new queer commissions

According to the organisers, Theatre in the Mill, Transforming Stories is “[a] triple bill of 3 very different, new Queer commissions presented in development. Expect stories of ritual, transformation, fascism and queer heroes.” For more information, see Theatre in the Mill’s page for the event.

Call for articles: Inequality, Poverty, Development and Sexual Diversity in the global south

A call for articles has gone out for an editorial project called Inequality, poverty, development and sexual diversity in the global south. The deadline for abstracts is Sunday 30 November. You can view the call below or on Academia.edu.

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Ynda Jas

Founding Secretary of the LGBT Staff Network and former Equality Champion for Registry, where I was based in the Academic Quality Support team. Also founder of York LGBTQ+ History and Non-binary London, and DJ coordinator at Bar Wotever, an iconic weekly queer cabaret event. They/them.

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