Suffolk Archives are delighted to announce that their free exhibition Pride in Suffolk’s Past: Sharing LGBTQ+ stories past and present will open at the Hold in Ipswich from 17th May – 4th July 2021.
Booking for free tickets have now opened online. For more details please see our website: https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/exhibitions/pride-in-suffolks-past-sharing-lgbtq-stories-past-and-present/
Pride in Suffolk’s Past logo & LGBTQ+ Flag
Pride in Suffolk’s Past explores the hidden histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people in Suffolk’s past. Due to legal and social repression these stories have all too often gone untold. Through original documents found in Suffolk Archives and local collections, these experiences can be shared for future generations to understand how things have changed over time and what work is still to be done.
Sharing LGBTQ+ stories with Suffolk Archives
Alongside contributions shared by the LGBTQ+ community in Suffolk today and discussion pieces, Pride in Suffolk’s Past presents the experiences of Suffolk residents through a period of significant change in attitudes towards sexuality and gender identity.
To accompany the exhibition we have published a new Pride in Suffolk’s Past book which is now available to buy online. The books are already flying off the shelves and all sales support the future of our exhibitions at The Hold! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/suffolk-archives/pride-in-suffolks-past-exhibition-book/e-rqzaqq
Please do share this information far and wide as we are keen to spread the word before the exhibition opens on 17th May. If you would like any further information, images or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you are sharing on social media if you can tag us @SuffolkArchives we would be really grateful.