In March 2021, The Box launched its first Culture Club programme, an initiative which had been devised to enable diverse communities to interrogate the collections held there. The first cohort of the group involved people who identify as LGBTQ+ and, in conjunction with Pride in Plymouth, the group met fortnightly across a virtual platform to
The closing of Pride Rewind 2020 with an explanation of the “empty chair” that is included at every Plymouth Pride Festival and reserved for our absent friends. This video also has a very special reflection from David Green remembering a particularly traumatic time in Plymouth’s history for the LGBTQ communities but with an eye to the future. After watching this video please take 2 minutes to quietly remember those we have lost and reflect on how far we have come in such a short time of only 25 years.
Messages of support from Charles Courtenay 19th Earl of Devon explains how Pride in Plymouth has helped share the story of William the 3rd Viscount Courtenay ‘a gay earl’ who later in life was forced to live in ‘exile’.
Final Frontier – supporing LGBT+ characters in comics and the wider skyfi community.
Steve Stavham CEO St Lukes in Plymouth.
Lindsy Endean from the Mayflower 400 explains how important our connection with the city’s past can be in shaping our future.
Dr Alan Butler talks to Tony Davey from The Box relating to the ‘Pride in Our Past Project’ that laid the foundation stones for the Plymouth LGBT Archive.
Alan then talks about the importance of getting our stories in the official public archives.
Pride Rewind 2020 was officially opened by the The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Plymouth Councillor Chris Mavin and Councillor Sue Dann.
They then had a tour of the exhibition both the opening and Tour was live streamed as part of the Pride Rewind day on Saturday 8th August 2020.
Join Dr Alan Butler, co-ordinator for the Plymouth LGBT Archive community archive, for a cruise around some city centre and waterfront sites. Take a slightly different look at some places and spaces which had (and perhaps still have) great significance to the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer communities. The walk will depart at
A thought provoking talk by Dr Alan Butler exploring the rich life and histories from the Plymouth LGBTQ communities past and present. Dr Butler is one of the directors of Pride in Plymouth and also the curator of Plymouth’s LGBT community archive and exhibition as part of his Phd studies with Plymouth University. His PhD
Official Launch of the Plymouth Pride 2020 Programme Join us at our new home – Leadworks Warehouse, 170 Rendle Street on Saturday 1st February between midday and 4pm to see a revival of the Pride in Our Past Exhibition first shown in 2011. This will include new material collected since then, with aspects of the
Official launch of 2020 Plymouth Pride Festival Programme. An event to mark 20th Anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality in the armed services.
February is LGBT History Month we will present a revival of the Pride in Our Past Exhibition with new material. We will also launch a LGBTQ Literature Project.