Posts in 'Art & Exhibitions' Category
Just earlier this year two friends of mine were beaten up late at night in ‘safe and accepting’ Brighton, just for holding hands in the street. Three years ago I directed Beautiful Thing, Jonathan Harvey’s tale of young love and coming out, and at the time some people thought that it was now a period piece and that there were no longer any issues with being gay and coming out.
“It’s not true that you are boring! Everybody’s story is interesting. It’s not about having a big story about a big adventure, this is about our lives and experience and what has gone up to this point and made Brighton what it is today. So any ‘conversation’ that talks about your history, your interests and your experiences is what we want to hear”.
Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty is re-making a British version of a Norwegian project called ‘Gay Kids UK – Childhood Revisited’. The Norwegian project, ‘Gay Kids – Gay People Were Young Once Too’ is an award-winning children’s book and art exhibition. The exhibition and the associated book has been a nationwide success since 2008 when it opened at [...]
When I found out about the Hankie Quilt Project, I knew immediately who I would do a panel for. My best friend Gavin. Gavin died on October 4th 2005 aged 29. He had been living with HIV for 8 years. The Hankie Project is ‘a Brighton & Hove based community project created to support those who are living with HIV/AIDS and to remember those we have lost’.
25 years on and a group of local Brighton people have got together to re-launch the Names Project in the shape of The Hankie Quilt project, a way to remember and celebrate those who have lost their lives to AIDS and those who are living with an HIV+ diagnoses. Zhoosh met up with one of the volunteers, Maurice, and asked how the idea came into fruition and what the project hopes to achieve.
LGBT superheroes in mainstream comics in the past have been far and few between. Although there has always been LGBT characters appearing within the pages of DC’s or Marvel’s pages, they have never ran a storyline in which an LGBT character has taken centre stage. Instead they would be so deep in the closet that [...]
It will soon be May again and this means three things in Brighton – the Brighton Stonewall Equality Walk, IDAHOBIT and The Brighton Festival and Fringe Festival. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer there is lots for you to do in May. Here’s a round-up of all the LGBT activities for you [...]
The brilliant thing about living in Brighton is it’s ability to continuously surprise you. Rather appropriately I stumbled across the temporary exhibition at Jubilee Library called 13 Women on International Women’s Day. Each piece of work reflects the individual woman’s world, using a variety of mediums. Brighton as a town has never lived by the [...]
The Brighton & Hove Libraries Service have a number of events and activities taking place in February 2012 to mark LGBT History Month and is marking Holocaust Memorial Day January 27th with an exhibition (now until 30th Jan) tracing the way Germany’s Nazi Party changed the world for male and female homosexuals and transvestites. LGBT Exhibition [...]
When Madonna sang “Time goes by, so slowly” she really wasn’t telling the truth. Time flies by, but within that time there are hundreds of special Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender moments that we have all captured on an electronic device or even on an old Box Brownie (ask you your elders to explain that [...]