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Lancashire’s LGBT celebration

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A celebration of Lancashire’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture and heritage is set to take place across the county.

Now in its seventh year, LGBT History Month takes place every February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

Countywide, libraries and archives will join together to host lively and creative events aimed at uniting communities through increased awareness and understanding.

In Preston, the popular ‘Outing the Past’ will return for its third year to Lancashire County Council’s Bow Lane archives office on Saturday.

‘Outing the Past 3’ will run from 10.30am to 4pm. It brings together five guest speakers from London and across the north west to celebrate a wealth of LGBT history.

County Councillor Mike Calvert, cabinet member for adult and community services, said: “Each year LGBT History Month give us a privileged glimpse into the past of the LGBT community, seen through their own eyes and using authentic accounts that convey a real sense of the barriers that they faced.

“Understanding such barriers helps us to break down those that remain and to educate and bring our diverse communities together.”

The event is free and includes lunch.

For more information visit www.archives.lancashire.gov.uk or phone 1772 533039.

 

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