Brighton’s LGBTQ Spaces – Then, Now, Next: Walking tour with Dr Nicholas McGlynn and Dr Rebecca Searle
23 Feb 14.00 – 15.30
Start location: Old Steine Gardens fountain.
This 90-minute guided walk around central Brighton will introduce you to the oldest and the newest LGBTQ spaces in the city. You’ll visit sites of early discreet gay bars, of ‘cottages’ used for public sex, of women’s and lesbian activism, of meeting friends and partying, and of remembering those lost to HIV/AIDS. Along the way you’ll learn about the differences in Brighton’s LGBTQ spaces over the past century, recent changes in their use, and the real concerns over their future.
The walk will conclude at The Ledward Centre (Brighton’s new LGBTQ+ community centre), where you’ll hear from the centre director about next steps for LGBTQ Brighton.