Festival in Norwich will celebrate history of diversity

Norwich Pride Choir singing with pride in Jurnets Bar, King Street as to celebrate IDAHO Day. The ch

Norwich Pride Choir singing with pride in Jurnets Bar, King Street as to celebrate IDAHO Day. The choir will be performing during LGBT History Month. Photo: Steve Adams

A festival celebrating the history of diversity is taking place in Norwich this month.

LGBT History Month – which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history –features events including discussions, films and football. David Mills, Norfolk LGBT History Society secretary, said it was about looking at LGBT history and providing a forum to discuss the present and future. He said: 'It is an opportunity to explore LGBT history and find out about some things you may not know about. It is for all orientations and about educating people and inspiring them.'

Events include:

Today, 6pm – Gender and Sexuality Reading and Discussion Group (Millennium Library).

Saturday, 1pm – Self defence taster (Rapid Defence Martial Arts Academy).

You may also want to watch:

February 12 – 'Let It Out, Boy:' LGBTQ Teenagers and Sex in Literature Lecture (University of East Anglia). For more information, email union.lgbt@uea.ac.uk

February 18, 8pm – What Katy Did film screening (Cinema City).

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February 22, 8pm – DR Comedy Night with Scott Agnew (Farmer Browns, Tombland).

February 23, noon - Sew Gay Pride LGBT History Patchwork (Millennium Library)

February 24 2pm – Kick Homophobia Out of Football Tournament (Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Park).

February 26, 5pm – How do we tackle homophobia in schools? workshop (Bignold Primary School).

February 28, 7.30pm – Sing with Pride and Friends Concert (Wensum Lodge)

Visit www.lgbthm.org.uk

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