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Sunday 20th May 2018 from 3.30-5.30pm for our IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) event. The event will take place at the Armadillo Cinema, Station Road, Yate BS37 4FW.

We will be screening Britain on Film: LGBT Britain: a moving and fascinating collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.

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Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of our fourth Britain on Film on Tourprogramme. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.

Including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection includes a 1925 film on ‘Cutie Cattaro’, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting and a drag queen, ‘Percy’ competing for a prize in 1909. Exploring the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the films cover early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences; the formation of the Gay Black Group, an early instance of intersectional thinking; and the 1980 fight for transgender rights in the European Court.

Here is the link to the film preview