Meetings July 2023 to March 2024
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
||Married Women who desire
Women: Ellen Durban from University College London describes her research into the
life experiences and treatment of women who realise their sexual desire for
women before, during or after their marriage to men, with a focus on
child custody cases from the 1950's to the 1990's.
||Appalling People: Joseph, a Retired District Judge,
makes a return visit to describe some of the most horrible
people he has ever come across during 42 years of legal practice
and gives some dire examples of humanity at its very worst.
||Remembering Mrs Shufflewick: Artist and write
Darren Coffield looks at the life and career of comedian and female impersonator Rex Jameson,
best known for his stage persona - Mrs Shufflewick. Over the course of the last few years, Coffield has interviewed a number of Rex Jameson's friends and colleagues and will present a rollercoaster ride
- taking you through the highs and lows of Rex's career - with plenty of laughs along the way!
||Not going into the Care
Closet: Clare Truscott and Ted Brown outline the distress and
frustration faced by many LGBT people in care homes and describe the campaign
which is underway to enable them to lead open lives, free of prejudice and
|9 January 2024
||My Journey to Acceptance:
Woosh Raza, a director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations,
describes his personal journey as a first generation British Pakistani
towards accepting and affirming both his heritage and his identity as a gay
The Institute holds perhaps the most extensive collection on LGBTQ+ history,
politics and culture in the UK from the 19th century on. We join Special
Collections and Archives Manager Stef Dickers to hear how the collections
were gathered, the stories behind many of the collections and adventures of
looking after the collections day to day.
||Police and the Community:
Mathieu Smith, the new LGBT Community Liaison Officer for Croydon, Bromley
and Sutton talks about his role in making London a safer place for gay
people and his experience in the police force as a gay man.
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