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POSTPONED – Positive Life – Queer walking tour of Whitechapel

September 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tonight’s Positve Life has had to be postponed, for reasons beyond our control

Our monthly group for gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men living with HIV.  Cisgender and trans men are welcomed.

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month – social meetings, films, speakers, discussions or just getting together with other people living with HIV.

This month, it’s a guided walking tour through the queer history of Whitechapel, led by the founder of Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time

Ever wanted to learn more about the queer history of East London? Dan Glass, author of ‘Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History’, is here to guide you.

Whitechapel has a treasure chest of stories connecting across communities of class, religion, gender and sexuality. For centuries these communities have defied the knocks on our doors by authorities intent on rooting out public queer life. Don’t let the narrow streets in our pilgrimage give you the wrong impression – the impacts of queer life here are so huge, that they are felt across the world.

Highlights – Join in for top tips for creating spaces that celebrate our queer lineage. Come learn from the Bethnal Green Acid Drag Commune, Red Lesbian Brigade, Rainbow Tree and Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Muslim LGBT+ Network, East London Suffragettes, Miss Muff’s Molly House, The Battle of Cable Street, Emma Goldman, The Gay Marxist Group and the Friends of the Joiners Arms all who have contributed to creating queer utopia today.

Dan Glass is an AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter and writer. Dan has been recognised as ‘Activist of the Year’ with the Sexual Freedom Awards and was announced a ‘BBC Greater Londoner’ for founding Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time. His book United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow was Observer book of the week.

Email nick.maxwell@positiveeast.org.uk for more information, or to register to come along.

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September 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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