We're marking LGBT+ History Month by celebrating local Hounslow LGBTQ+ icons
This is an online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.
Gunnersbury Park Museum is marking the LGBT+ History Month theme for 2021 of ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ by celebrating the lives of local Hounslow LGBTQ+ icons, including Queer singer Freddie Mercury, author EM Forster and television presenter Clare Balding. Plus, a little closer to home, we dip into the story of our very own gender non-conforming resident Princess Amelia and the rainbow-filled bathhouse she commissioned.
Hosting the evening will be curator Amy Dobson and queer historian Dan Vo, joined by Hounslow Mayor Tony Loukie and councillors Katherine Dunne and Richard Eason as well as friends from local cultural organisations.
LGBT+ History Month is an initiative by Schools OUT UK that focuses on the celebration and recognition of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, plus) people and culture, past and present; increasing the visibility of diverse LGBT+ histories, lives and their experiences. It has been celebrated every year in the UK since 2005.
Image: Lick Von Dyke as Freddie Mercury at Gunnersbury's Go West! Pride Late in 2019