What does it mean to have your identity remembered, represented and archived? Join drag kings Orlando and Eugène Delacroissant for a one-off queer archive event with experts from The National Archives, to explore past LGBTQ+ lives.
On 19 June 1921, almost 38 million individuals in England and Wales completed a census return. At this time, life was very different for people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Using newly released records (the largest census release ever in England and Wales) fresh insights can be gained into their lives - from love within the home and different ideas of family to gender nonconformity. Discover the results of this new research to into queer life stories from 100 years ago, with drag performances, provocations from experts and games.
Come along if you are interested in discussing your queer heritage and the LGBTQ+ people who came before. Learn how people did and did not archive their lives and create your own queer census! The activity will be repeated twice, so please book whichever slot works best for you.
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