Part of the OpenCampus 'Reflections on Gender and Sexuality' Tea-Time Talk Series for Pride in Hull week
Nicola Field - Writer, Artist and Activist.
Talk and discussion event. First published in 1995, Nicola's book 'Over the Rainbow: Money Class and Homophobia' confronts the political contradictions in the LGBT+ movement and contains one of the earliest first-hand accounts of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, whose story was told in the hit film Pride. Nicola was an original member of LGSM.
Written at a time when LGBT+ people enjoyed increased invisibility but faced continued discrimination and assault from conservative governments, the book shatters the myth of the unified LGBT+ 'community' and sets out an agenda for resistance firmly rooted in the politics of class. Republished recently in an expanded edition, the 2016 version of Over the Rainbowcontains fresh material on the impact of Pride and considers the challenges ahead for LGBT+ activism in the 21st century.
The annual Pride marches now attract hundreds of thousands from all over the UK and internationally. It’s a brilliant testament to the achievements of the LGBT movement since the modern movement erupted into life at the Stonewall Riots in 1969. However, the march in many major cities is now often very commercialised, failing to reflect the reality of life for most LGBT people in the age of austerity and crisis. Many who attend feel frustrated at the lack of political impact, and others stay away, feeling it is no longer a proper protest march. Nicola will discuss the contradictions in the current LGBT+ movement, read from her book and answer questions. There will be plenty of time for discussion. All welcome.
The Wilberforce Building is located on the Cottingham Road Campus of the University - to find the University on a sat-nav, our postcode is HU6 7RX.
Pride in Hull Tea-Time Talks series
Monday 24 July
4.00pm: "Wedding Jitters" Why is the Church so freaked about same sex marriage? - Rev Dr Chris Dowd
6.00pm: “Over the Rainbow: Pride, Politics and LGBT Liberation” the 2017 Edition - Nicola Field
Thursday 27 Jul
2.15pm: “Where Only Those Who Don’t Belong, Belong”: The Queerness of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe - Kodi Maier
3.15pm: "How do we know what we think we know? Trans issues and the production of ignorance" - CN Lester
5.15pm: Eurovision: the Biggest Pride Parade in Europe?' - Dr Catherine Baker