5 February 2017

Programme of events organised across Bromsgrove to celebrate LGBT month

A PROGRAMME of events have been organised across Bromsgrove to celebrate LGBT month.

It starts with a photographic exhibition ‘Be Masculine, Be Feminine, Be Both, Be Neither, Be Unapologetic’ by Megan Jackson who has been exploring different presentations of gender in her photography.

A book display featuring LGBT authors and related subjects will also be held at Bromsgrove Library.

Now in its sixth year, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month has a new addition – two ‘drive-in movies’ at Artrix.

The first – Dirty Dancing – will be on February 14 and the second – Carol – will be on Feruary 15.

Parking will open at 6pm with the films starting at 7.30pm.

Admission is £20 per car and food is also available including hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers and fish and chips.

Tickets for these events must be booked in advance.

Bromsgrove and Redditch councils are also supporting the celebrations by offering a month’s programme of events, exhibitions and information displays at Artrix and Bromsgrove Library.

Coun Peter Whittaker, portfolio-holder for leisure services, said “We are proud to be supporting LGBT History Month and this year’s programme is bigger, better and more thought-provoking than ever.

“I hope residents really enjoy and get involved.”

LGBT History Month is held annually to celebrate and recognise contributions made to society by LGBT members of the community.

Email equalities@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk or visit www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/lgbt2017 for more details.

Reprinted by kind permission of he Bromsgrove Standard