Friday, July 31, 2009

Call for LGBT Young People to ‘Re-Write History’

Young LGBT people will get a chance to ‘re-write’ modern British history to include the role of the LGBT movement as part of a new project.

The ‘Re-Writing History’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is looking for twelve young people aged 13-25 to investigate LGBT struggles and achievements over the past 50 years and how these affect their lives today. Based in or around London, they will have a unique opportunity to interview key figures from the gay rights movement, as well as grassroots level community activists and other ‘unsung heroes’.

At the end of the project, the young people will share what they have learnt about LGBT history by creating and designing a DVD to be used as a peer education tool in schools across the UK. They will also have the opportunity to present their findings at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2010.

If you are interested, please contact Naira Antoun on (020) 7803 1668, or email There will be a preliminary session for those interested in taking part on Sunday 9th August.

The ‘Re-Writing History’ project is a partnership between Terrence Higgins Trust, Stonewall, Schools Out/LGBT History Month, the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival at the BFI, and the UK LGBT Health Summit.

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