30 Years of Community Activism in Greater Manchester

30 Years of Community Activism in Greater Manchester

05 Sep - 31 Dec

2017 is a milestone year for the history of sexual health awareness, marking 30 years of local organising and activism sparked by the AIDS crisis.

With funding from the Heritage Lottery, the LGBT Foundation's Let's Talk About Sex project seeks to document campaigning on sexual health in Greater Manchester through the personal testimonies of ordinary people. These testimonies will be showcased in a touring exhibit, and archived at Manchester Central Library.

So get involved!

The project is seeking interviewees to share their stories. You might have been active in awareness-raising around sexual health, or perhaps you came of age in the context of campaigns around safer sex? Young or old, we are interested in hearing about the ways sexual health awareness has shaped your lives. We are also looking for any personal items from sexual health campaigns that you could share with us, including flyers, posters, badges and other ephemera.

Finally, if you have a passion for grassroots history and would like to help shape the final exhibit, why not apply to be one of our community curators?

For further information, please get in touch: mike.upton@lgbt.foundation.