IDAHOBIT in Leeds

IDAHOBIT in Leeds this year was marked in style at the Corn Exchange shopping centre, with the entire basement floor given over to stalls from LGBT and allied organisations, along with an enormous number of rainbow flags.  

The afternoon’s events also included a beginners’ dance class, musical performers and a discussion panel.  It was a free event to attend with donations collected for Yorkshire Mesmac as the local hub support organisation.

Leeds Bi Group were out in force with an interactive “What Is Biphobia” stall display collecting opinions and stories from visitors, pictured right.

Elsewhere in the city, Mesmac and Leeds Queer Film Fest showed United In Anger: A History of ACT UP –  a documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement in the USA in the 80s and 90s.  Nearby at Wharf Chambers there was a screening of the film Pride – the film about Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners that seems to be everywhere this Spring.