Trowers Exeter LGBTQ+ History Walk
Saturday 25 February 2023
11.00am - 2.00pmEmail Cecilia
The Trowers LGBTQ+ Network in Exeter are celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month with a circular walk taking in eight places of interest for LGBTQ+ history.
We will be raising awareness and celebrating some little-known LGBTQ+ links and people, with a short stop at each place to tie a rainbow ribbon.
Join us for the walk on Saturday 25 February, which will start at Trowers' Exeter office just off Southernhay Gardens at 11am and end with coffee and cake at Taste of South Street near the Cathedral at approximately 1pm.
Contact Cecilia Busby for more details, or just come along and we will see you there!
Points of interest on our route:
- 1 Barnfield Crescent; birthplace of Elsie Knocker, who, with her companion Mairi Chisholm saved the lives of thousands of soldiers on the Western front as nurses / ambulance drivers and motorcycle dispatch riders.
- 26 Clifton Hill – Ben Bradshaw's Constituency Office – to celebrate Exeter's first gay MP – also first government minister to enter a civil partnership while in office.
- Exeter Football club to celebrate Exeter football club's stand against homophobia and annual 'Football v Homophobia' match.
- Exeter Phoenix – to celebrate the many events and exhibitions they have done with an LGBTQ focus.
- RAMM – to celebrate their 'Queering the Museum' project.
- The Vaults – LGBTQ bar / nightclub – to both celebrate that it exists and also reflect on and remember those who have lost lives or been injured in attacks on gay nightclubs and bars.
- Exeter Guildhall – to celebrate the Guildhall lighting up purple for trans day of remembrance in 2021 and to take time to consider / remember trans people's lives lost due to violence.
- Exeter Cathedral – to celebrate children's / teen author David Rees, who lived and worked in Exeter for many years, was one of the earliest out gay children's writers, and won the Carnegie with a book called Exeter Blitz which features the Cathedral.
- Coffee and cake at Taste of South Street.