New pop-up touring exhibition celebrates diversity
South Norfolk Council is celebrating diversity with a new pop-up touring exhibition in partnership with Norfolk Museums Service.
Pride of the People: Helping History Out of the Closet will be displayed across sites in south Norfolk and Broadland.
The exhibition explores gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer related stories from the past and present.
Originally, the exhibition was put together by the Teenage History Club at Ancient House in Thetford, with members spurred on by their discovery that being gay was once considered a crime.
It has since been adapted by the council and museums service.
District councillor Yvonne Bendle said: “It’s important that we raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community, especially in the more rural areas, where people are more likely to feel isolated.
“The exhibition throws a light on some of the extreme prejudice the LGBTQ+ community have faced in the past, but also celebrates people’s differences and how far society has come.”
The exhibition will be at the various locations over the coming months, including:
- Long Stratton Library, from September 23 to 28
- Attleborough Library, from September 30 to October 10
- Harleston Library, from November 11 to 16
- Long Stratton Medical Partnership, from January 13 to 24
For the full list of dates across south Norfolk and Broadland, visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk.