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In memory of Naomi Hersi: the impalpable lives and history of queer and trans and intersex people of colour

Hosted by LSE Arts

Atrium Gallery, Old Building

This exhibition brings together a collection of QTIPOC experiences and activism through instruments of art, photography and media. It will explore notions of joy, pride, strife and political dogma; amalgamated with the aim of embracing erased voices in ordinary LGBT+ History.

In celebrating LGBT+ History month, we wave rainbows and celebrate the great wins and struggles of the queer movement – but we often do so only utilising a very narrow discourse. We often do not include the most continuously marginalised voices in the common narrative of LGBT+ History in Britain. Queer, trans and intersex people of colour (QTIPOC) face extreme and disproportionate levels of violence, racism and discrimination across the globe. Despite this, they continue to be at the forefront of the fight against all forms of discrimination, everywhere – with little acknowledgement or recompense. This exhibition aims to disrupt the one-tone narrative of LGBT+ History and undo decades of erasure. It will explore how artists and speakers from across the globe use their form as a means of activism and to highlight their lived experiences. It will also highlight little known QTIPOC in history who have made ground-breaking contributions to the advancement of the rights of queer people, people of colour and those in the intersection.

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts website.

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This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (unless otherwise stated on the web listing). Please note the exhibition will close at 8pm on Friday 15 February.

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