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15.07.2017 – Disability Justice Queer Tour of London

‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ host Disability Queer Riot! 15th July 2-pm – Meet in Soho Square – Facebook page here

To book your place please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com ASAP as there are very limited spaces. Please include in your email any special requirements you have /support needed. Payment on the day is ‘pay what you feel / can afford’. Please share to all those you think will appreciate!

All requests for involvement / press requests please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com


How can I be proud of my LGBT+ identity at ‘Pride in London’ if I can’t even get to the bar to celebrate?
How can I mince, flirt and meet others if there is not even 1 LGBT+ bar or club that is fully accessible to the LGBT+ disabled community?
How can I be proud of my impairments if i’m discriminated to come on Pride?

Are you part of the LGBT+ disability community? Are you sick and tired of being ignored and tokenised? Want more action and less talk?

Well join me – Josh – a ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through time’ guide, trainee lawyer and sexual revolutionary whilst we take to the streetsand in true queer provocative style do an informative and interactive tour of Soho to share the lived realities of the LGBT+ disabled community.

There’s only 20 spaces for the tour so get in there quick – please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com to register your interest or for any press / volunteer support. Suggested donations £10 or whatever you can afford.

Here’s the plan

2pm – Meeting point – Soho Square
2-3pm Placard making with the scores for each venue and the demands
3-5pm – Queer disabled Riot-tour!
5-6pm – Presentation of our demands in central London venue tbc. Invites are being sent to London’s LGBT+ cultural spaces managers.

Our demands 

Equality over profit – LGBT+ venues just stop pretending you are not under to be accessible – you know you should be – are you doing everything you can?

Access 4 All – we’ll chain ourselves to the steps by September if you don’t make an explicit statement of your intentions

MORE TALK LESS ACTION! LGBT+ FREEDOM FOR ALL!

Get involved! ‘History of London Queer Rave BUS Tour RAVE-ON-A-BUS’ – Summer / Autumn 2017

‘History of London Queer Rave BUS Tour RAVE-ON-A-BUS’ – Summer / Autumn 2017


The special-themed queer rave history tour of London will be visiting queer haunts throughout the generations since partial -decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 to promote the protection / creation of queer spaces aswell as support LGBT+ artists in London’s LGBT+ community and beyond –  with DJ’s, performers and rabble-rousers who made each place so special in person!

We are looking to collaborate with all people / groups who want to make this a reality. Please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com ASAP. Let’s make this happen! All at Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time HQ X


We are trying to find the top 5 London LGBTQI+ music / club venues of the last 50 years (1 per decade) of ALL TIME? Not just for their musicality but for the empowerment they provided to the depth and breadth of our culture. This will be for this Summers’ ‘history of Queer Rave culture RAVE-DISCO-BUS’ to connect the generations since partial-decriminalisation and to build strength to continue the fight for queer spaces.

What you think of this? Pls tear it apart! Suggest new ones and share your favourites. Shout all ideas here or on queertoursoflondon@gmail.com – all ideas much appreciated!

1960’s – Le Duce – Soho
1970’s – Gay Liberation Front Disco
1980’s – Heaven
1990’s – Trade / The Bell in (Kings X)
2000’s – Bootylicious / Ghetto / Joiners Arms
2010’s – Royal Vauxhall Tavern / The Glory

What we also need to make this powerful – 

1. A bus / truck! – As wheelchair accessible as possible

2. DJ’s / performers from each decade and networks of current LGBTQI+ music / art networks to build the next generation. 

3. Support from the venue organisers / club night promoters and partiers from each decade

4. Your ideas for the demands which the Queer Rave Bus promotes – i.e. (1) No more closure of London’s queer spaces (2) The re-opening of current closed spaces i.e. The Black Cap / The Joiners Arms (3) . Encourage the building of more social housing for the LGBT+ community (4) Proper homelessness provision for queers (5) A permanent Queer Museum / community centre in London

5. Banners / decorations – to make the bus as rowdy and beautiful as possible. 

6. Representation from LGBT+ movements across the world facing oppression – the intention of the bus is to generate support and coverage for LGBT+ communities facing oppression anyway in the world that the bus can generate support and energy for! From London to Chechnya and beyond!

We are looking to collaborate with all people / groups who want to make this a reality. Please email queertoursoflondon@gmail.com ASAP. Let’s make this happen! All at Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time HQ X

Get involved with the ‘History of London Queer Rave BUS Tour’

Have you enjoyed London’s queer clubs? Do you believe queer spaces are integral to the queer communities quality of life? Do you like partying? Do you want to learn from each other and build a new generation of queer artists and activists? Then please come here! 

‘History of London Queer Rave BUS Tour RAVE-ON-A-BUS’

First organising meeting – 22nd May 6-7.30pm at ‘London Action Resource Centre’ 62 Fieldgate St, Shadwell, London E1 1ES – see map here – nearest station is ‘Whitechapel’ – facebook event page here

WHAT 

This will be for this Summers’ ‘history of Queer Rave culture RAVE-DISCO-BUS’ to connect the generations since partial decriminalisation of homosexualy (1967) to build strength to continue the fight for queer spaces to promote the protection / creation of queer spaces – with DJ’s, performers and rabblerousers who made each place so special in person! Think DJ battles between the next generation, think bringing our glorious queer communities screeching to London’s streets, think building a new generation of queer artists!

WHERE 

We are trying to find the top 5 London LGBTQI+ music / club venues of the last 50 years (1 per decade) of ALL TIME? Not just for their musicality but for the empowerment they provided to the depth and breadth of our culture. This is an early draft and is developing daily – please make suggestions

1960’s – Le Duce – Soho
1970’s – Gay Liberation Front Disco
1980’s – Heaven
1990’s – Trade / The ‘Bell in Kings X’
2000’s – Bootylicious / Ghetto
2010’s – Royal Vauxhall Tavern / The Glory / Black Cap

WHAT NEXT 

What we need to make this powerful –

1. A fully accessible float / truck / bus 
2. DJ’s / performers from each decade and networks of current LGBTQI+ music / art networks to build the next generation.
3. Support from the venue organisers / club night promoters and partiers from each decade
4. Your ideas for the demands which the Queer Rave Bus promotes – i.e. (1) No more closure of London’s queer spaces (2) The re-opening of current closed spaces i.e. The Black Cap / The Joiners Arms (3) . Encourage the building of more social housing for the
LGBT+ community (4) Proper homelessness provision for queers (5) A permanent Queer Museum / community centre in London
5. Banners / decorations – to make the bus as rowdy and beautiful as possible.

All details at www.queertoursoflondon.com /queertoursoflondon@gmail.com

10.07.17 – LGBT+ Voices of the Revolution’ at Shoreditch Book Club

Queer Tours for London – Voices of the Revolution 10th Jul 2017 7pm – 10pm

2017 year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences and the Abortion Act, decriminalising abortion and homosexuality in the UK. But still, fifty years on, the struggle against sexist, racist, homophobic and transphobic oppression continues, with some communities bearing more of the brunt than others.

If 2017 thus far has been the year of Trumpist islamophobia and homophobia, and if figures such as Milo Stevens have served to whitewash these racist agendas in the name of queer and trans liberation struggles, VoR ’17 is going to turn that all on its head.

Bringing together LGBTQI+ artists from muslim-majority countries around the world, to showcase musicians and artists whose work expression is both unapologetically Queer and uncompromisingly anti-racist. Think radical and outrageous revolutionaries who struggles are multi-layered and universal: beautiful voices of global and intersectional resistance.  Come see some of the performers in action!

Time: 7pm – 10pmTickets coming soon!

‘Queer Tours of London a Mince Through Time’ at Sex Ed for Grown Ups at Shoreditch Book Club!

Queer Tours for London – A Mince Through Time – 25th Jul 2017 7pm – 9pm – at The Book Club – 100 Leonard Street, London, Greater London, EC2A 4RH –

All info on the Book Club website here

 

Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality!

As part of Sex Ed for Grown Ups, ‘Queer Tours for London – A Mince Through Time’ will bring to life the rich history of the MONUMENTAL anniversary on July 17th. The evening will include speakers, activists and artists – both those who were active in 1967 and the legacy of activists they inspired with the Sexual Avengers and Queer Tours for London – A Mince Through Time. These activists present a series of dynamic creative art programmes to support the UK’s current queer activism, culture and performance in all its glory.

Join us to learn more about London’s queer history, and the incredible activism going on today.

Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm)

Price: £6

Against the backdrop of the mass closure of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) cultural spaces and support services, ‘Queer Tours for London – A Mince Through Time’  exists to bring forth the visibility of our incredible community at large and animate the journey to how we became who we are today. The tours serve 3 main purposes (1) Shine a light on London’s rich LGBTQI history through creative, audacious and life-affirming interactive walking tours (2) Knowledge is Power – understanding our queer history to build for our queer future (3) Generate people power and financial support for London’s queer campaigns.

#ThinkingAndDrinking present Sex Ed for Grown Ups, a new series of events on sex, sexuality and gender – from science to strip-tease. And because you’re a fully fledged adult now, you can do all of this with a drink in-hand.

‘Hackney Pride 365 #QueerAllYear’ Queer Tours of London – June / July 2017

In collaboration with Hackney Council – ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ are proud to announce these 2 special Hackney LGBT History Tours. 
Saturday June 24th – 2-4pm – Meet at Stoke Newington Town Hall Suggested donations £10 – Facebook page here
Saturday July 1st – 2-4pm – Meet at? Suggested donations £10 – Facebook page here
 
Come and learn about Hackneys rich history of LGBTQI+ arts, activism, sass, cabaret, resistance, oppression and much more from people who were there at the time and have changed the course of Hackney history. These special tours serve to generate support for Hackneys first LGBT+ Pride. All profits go to local LGBT+ homeless empowerment programmes.

For this years 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality ‘QUEER TOURS OF LONDON – A Mince Through Time’ are being set up to bring forth the visibility of our incredible community at large and the journey to how we became who we are today. Against the backdrop of the mass closure of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) cultural spaces and support services, ‘QUEER TOURS OF LONDON’ are being developed to support London’s current queer activism, culture and performance in all its glory.

We exist to shine a light on London’s rich LGBTQI history through creative and life-affirming interactive tours. We tell the stories of London’s queer history, shedding light on the lives, spaces, identities, repression and resistance that form the backdrop of LGBTQI lives today. We do this through educational, accessible and interactive walking tours, cabarets, street-art and events that bring life to the complexities and lived experiences of our history, present and vision for the future.

queertoursoflondon@gmail.com / www.queertoursoflondon.com 

‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ are proud to support – Sexual Avengers

Sexual Avengers is a London-based network of queer campaigns and individuals making 2017 a year of radical queer activism and community building. We are using the 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation to avenge centuries of oppression for radical queers through collective action, fun and fabulousness. Facebook page click here Continue reading “‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ are proud to support – Sexual Avengers”

For Immediate Release – George Michael Sexual Freedom party / Hampstead Heath on 8th April 2017

On Saturday April 8th on Hampstead Heath, a coalition of London’s LGBTQI+ community are organising ‘George Michael Wants You’ a ‘free party to remember the Queer Icon’s, life, talent and courage in celebrating sexual freedom.

In the week that George Michael was finally laid to rest Camden LGBT Forum in partnership with Queer Tours of London announce they are working together to organise this event as part of a programme of activity that also marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. While the passing of this law was a momentous moment in our history we know far too well that it wasn’t the end of the struggle. Continue reading “For Immediate Release – George Michael Sexual Freedom party / Hampstead Heath on 8th April 2017”

Past ‘Queer Tours of London’ Events

March 10th 6pm at the Glad to Be Gay Exhibition at LSE Library,10 Portugal St, London WC2A 2HD –  Queer Tours of London – Gay Liberation Front Special – Read more about Andrew Lumsden from the GLF here ‘A pioneering 1960s gay rights activist on the time he staged a sit-in with a bunch of drag queens‘ – and @queertoursoflondon@gmail.com with any questions. Tour finishes at 8pm in Soho. Sign up to the eventbrite here
Continue reading “Past ‘Queer Tours of London’ Events”