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Pride in Suffolk’s Past: Sharing LGBTQ+ stories past and present

17th May – 4th July at The Hold

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 now be shared for future generations to understand how things have changed over time, and what work is still to be done.

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.

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You can order the Pride in Suffolk’s Past book online here

Upcoming events

Visit our events page to explore and book for our fantastic programme of Pride activities and events.

Free Children’s creative workshops with Rock Paper Scissors

Throughout the Easter holidays and May half-term, these exciting small group online workshops will explore what is means to be an ally, what makes us all different, and how we identify the things which make us special individuals. We will also celebrate people from the LGBTQ community who have made Suffolk so great throughout history and in the present.

These workshops will be interactive and there will be lots of chances to talk through your ideas, but this is entirely optional, and you can type in the chat box if you would rather.

We have free art materials for families who need them – please let us know when you book and we can pop one in the post for you!

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