Your History Is Mine

When you think of LGBTQ+ history, what springs to mind? Is it a particular person? A moment in time? It’s the first and one of the longest events of the queer calendar year…and perhaps one that is more likely to reach mainstream audiences than others. It’s a chance to learn about our past and to celebrate those that made it possible for us to openly exist today. There will always be people who moan that the world’s gone mad because there’s a day or week for everything now…but this isn’t for them and we can’t let them drown us out. I mean, what kind of person is intolerant of something that firstly, could help others and secondly, probably doesn’t even affect them?! The kind of people who will allow Remembrance Day but not Trans Day of Remembrance? Bigotry is alive and kicking. And that is exactly why queer calendar events must happen.

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