January to August 2019
Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 pm, currently at:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street,
London SW4 6DZ
(a turning off Clapham High Street - nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common.
The Bread and Roses is opposite
the end of Navy Street).
View a map of the area
||My Life in the Theatre as Critic and Playwright:
Nick de Jongh, former Guardian arts writer and Evening Standard chief theatre
critic, talks about his involvement with the theatre and the writing of his plays and books,
which include Plague over
England, The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca, Pricked Out, and Politics,
Pruderies and Perversions about censorship, which won The Theatre Books
||Sex Education, Past and
Present: When CHE and GLF started their campaigns in the early 70s to
get the subject of homosexuality into schools, little did they know the
minefield they were stepping into. For nearly 150 years 'sex education' had
been a battleground in the war between the permissive progressives and the
Peter Scott-Presland charts the story of the
great battles around the issues of sex education - battles for which at
least one person paid with her life. [This is the SLG contribution to LGBT
||SLAGO Quiz: We are
again hosting the first of this year's SLAGO Quizzes.
||Improving Health and
Social Care for LGBT+ People: A researcher from Kings College London
talks about a new project looking into the experiences and preferences of
LGBT+ people with serious illness when in communication with health and
social care professionals.
||Gay Life in Bangladesh:
Mazharul Islam shares his experiences of living as a gay man in Bangladesh
and talks about the hostility and prejudice faced by its LGBT community.
||What shall we tell the
Children? Part Two:
Following his packed-out talk in February on the History of Sex Education from Victorian times to 1970,
Peter Scott-Presland takes up the story from 1970; the battle for LGBT groups to get positive images into schools;
the Labour councils led by LGBT activists who supported them; the 'scandals' -
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex... and Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin;
Section 28; and the whole tug-of-war between repression and liberation which
is still going on over schools policy.
Chris Park from the Sutton LGBTQ+ Forum looks at the origins, influence and usage of Polari slang,
particularly among gay men up to the 1960s.
|For other events organised by SLAGO groups,
see the SLAGO diary.|
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