Dec 042015

MilkFoundationWe are still firming up on a few dates and venues for next year’s National Festival of LGBT History events, but to give you a flavour of what will be happening here are some details about our headline speakers, and some of the topics being covered.

Stuart Milk is the nephew of Harvey Milk, the gay Californian politician. Stuart now heads up the Harvey Milk Foundation, and travels the world talking about LGBT rights. He’ll be spending a week in Bristol visiting local schools and universities as well as doing public events.

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is a co-founder of UK Black Pride. She was also one of the judges for this year’s Independent Rainbow List. Phyll has a long and successful career in the Civil Service and Trade Unions.

Update: Sadly Fox Fisher is no longer able to attend our event. We are actively looking for a similarly high profile trans speaker.

Other topics that will be covered by talks include:

  • Gay buildings
  • Being trans and Muslim
  • LGBT rights in the workplace
  • Radclyffe Hall
  • LGBT Radio
  • Michael Dillon
  • Mary Renault

Starting next week we’ll be introducing you to some of our other speakers.