Gay West: Civil Society, Community and LGBT History in Bristol and Bath 1970 to 2010
Talk by Robert Howes
Tuesday 21st February 2012, 7:30pm-9pm
Robert Howes talks about the background to his recently-published book Gay West: Civil Society, Community and LGBT History in Bristol and Bath 1970 to 2010.
Gay West is one of the longest-lasting LGBT organisations in the country, tracing its roots back to the Campaign for Homosexual Equality Bristol Group and Bath Gay Awareness Group. The book covers both the history of the group and the wider context of the local and national LGBT movement, as well as the development of the area’s commercial scene.
Robert will reflect on his experience in researching the book and suggest some questions about civil society and community which it raises.
This is a free event, but a donation to OutStories Bristol would be welcome.
Please visit or phone your local Bristol library to book a place.
You can book a place online (or just let us know you’re coming) at Eventbrite.
Download the full programme for LGBT History Month 2012 in Bristol and Bath (pdf).
Robert Howes has published an article Voluntary Action and the LGBT Movement on the website of the Voluntary Action History Society. It provides a brief but informative summary of the development of the LGBT movement in Britain from the 1960s on.