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LGBT+ History

6 March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Did the LGBT+ community suddenly appear a few years ago?

Certainly not.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have been recorded in almost every society and culture around the world. LGBT+ history dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality in ancient civilisations. Different societies have had varied responses to same-sex attraction and to transgender individuals, ranging from widespread acceptance to persecution and even state-sanctioned murder.

What survives after many centuries of persecution—resulting in shame, suppression and secrecy—has only in more recent decades been pursued and interwoven into more mainstream historical narratives.

Join our curator Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews for a fascinating sideways look at our history.

Book tickets online or at the Reception Desk.


6 March
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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North Hertfordshire Museum
14 Brand Street
Hitchin, Herts SG5 1JE United Kingdom
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