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Before We Were Trans & Framing Agnes | Book Launch & Film Screening

Join us for an inspiring evening of trans history!

The Bookish Type and Leeds Queer Film Festival are thrilled to be hosting the launch event for the wonderful new book, Before We Were Trans by Kit Heyam. Writer and trans activist, Kit, will give a reading and discuss their book with Gem Soothill of Non-Binary Action. Kit will sign copies of their book - it will be available to purchase at the event.

Scour Cinema presents: Seeds / Vapors

A double bill of two key films by queer grindhouse auteur Andy Milligan.

Vapors is a melancholic 1965 portrait of New York bathhouse denizens, Seeds is a highly personal attack on the family unit, overflowing with camp misanthropy.

Content warning for Seeds: Contains depictions of incest and suicide. No under 18s.

“Andy Milligan is one scary man” – John Waters

£4 suggested donation

Bookish Stroll - Outdoors Queer Book Club

Enjoy reading queer books?

Want to meet queer bookish types?

Come join us at our outdoors queer book club!

Everyone is welcome to come along and chat about our chosen book – the beautiful 'The Great Believers' by Rebecca Makkai. There’s 20% off the book when you use code STROLL on our website/instore.

Meet Joe by the tennis courts at Beckett's Park and we’ll chat about the book as we walk round the park. The walk is wheelchair accessible.

No booking, just turn up!

Leeds Pride 2022

After missing the last two years due to the pandemic, we are excited that Leeds Pride will be back on 7th August 2022.  We are looking forward to marking what will be the event’s 17th year in a safe and fun way.  

Yorkshire's biggest celebration of LGBT+ life. Welcome to #LeedsPride the UK's friendliest Pride.

Leeds Pride  is for everyone. If you have any concerns about how to access the Parade or our events spaces, whether that’s for you or someone you know, head over to the accessibility section of our website. 

The Archivettes

“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.”

With that realisation, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, this all-volunteer organisation has literally rescued history from the trash. Now the co-founders are in their mid-70s, and the group faces a number of challenges: a transfer of leadership, the rise of digital technology and a renewed call to activism in a politically charged present.

Know Your PINstory!

Queer people have often worn badges to show their politics, their pride in their identity and to make connections with others. Badges can show the shifting concerns and different campaigns that LGBTIQA+ people have been involved in, how queer people have reclaimed derogatory symbols/words and also show the use of humour in queer culture.

Come hear about our community’s past and make your own badges to take away to share and wear our queer history!

Rebel Dykes

These working-class women created safe spaces for trans-inclusive, kink aware, multiracial feminism as they cruised the underground S/M scene by night and took up AIDS activism and the fight against anti-LGBTQ legislation by day.

Blending archival footage, personal interviews, and animation, this must-see documentary is a major entry in the archive of lesbian history.

Directors: Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams, UK

Running time: 92:00

Language: English, w/subtitles

Night Comes On

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey of revenge with her 10-year-old sister that could destroy their future. With intense and naturalistic performances, this film has justifiably been compared to a previous queer Oscar winner: “Like Moonlight, Night Comes On takes much of its soulfulness from la mer and people’s capacity for rebirth in its waters. This is a lovely, inspiring film.”

Director: Jordano Spiro, United States

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Language: English w/subtitles