First national LGBT History Festival talks bi

lgbthmThis weekend Manchester is hosting the first ever national festival focused on exploring, exposing, and discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) history.

The Festival is over five days, and will be at Manchester Central Library’s Archives+, the People’s History Museum, and many venues throughout Manchester. It includes presentation of new research into LGBT history, LGBT representation in film and comics with a German film retrospective and an open discussion about comic books. It is a sister event to The 2nd What Is & How To Do LGBT History Research Conference, a free academic conference on LGBT history.

There are two presentations of bisexual interest.

After Oscar: The Life of Olive Custance, wife of Lord Alfred Douglas” will be presented by Sarah Parker, Impact Research Fellow at University of Stirling, from 2pm – 2.30pm on Saturday 14th, at the LGBT Centre on Sidney Street. (details here)

21 years and more. BiPhoria and Bisexuality In Manchester” is presented by Jen Yockney, editor of Bi Community News, from 2.50pm – 3.30pm at the People’s History Museum on Sunday 15th. (details here)