Join a virtual tour through PHM’s galleries and collection, with Prossy Kakooza and Jenny White, to explore how migration has influenced LGBT+ history and the fight for LGBT+ rights.
This tour will include the experiences of black gender variant Victorians in Britain, how British colonialism exported homophobia around the world, issues faced by people seeking sanctuary in Britain on the basis of their sexuality and challenging racism on the gay scene.
Suitable for 11+
Prossy Kakooza sought asylum on the basis of sexuality and currently works for British Red Cross supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Prossy is a campaigner and on the advisory board of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asyluma (SOGICA) research project on the experiences of LGBTQI+ people; claiming international protection on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe.
Jenny White was one of nine PHM Community Curators who researched and designed the museum’s award winning 2017 Never Going Underground: The Fight for LBGT+ Rights exhibition (25 February – 3 September 2017). Jenny recently contributed to BBC Sounds Gaychester podcasts on Harry Stokes (1799 – 1859) and on Manchester’s 1880 ‘drag’ ball. As a member of the Warp & Weft initiative, Jenny helped transform man statues in Manchester Town Hall into celebrations of local historical women; inspiring a campaign for a permanent woman statue.
Prossy and Jenny met in 2010 volunteering for the Lesbian Immigration Support Group.
Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.
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This event is free at the point of booking but we ask attendees to make a donation via our online donations page if they are able to do so. By making a donation you help us to continue sharing ideas worth fighting for such as equality, democracy and co-operation.
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