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The Lowry marks LGBTQ+ History Month with special installation in its Galleries

A new installation in the Lowry’s Galleries created to mark LGBTQ+ History Month will help celebrate the contribution to Salford life by members of the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ History Month celebrates and remembers the history of LGBTQ+ communities and individuals across the world, paying tribute to the achievements of those who have paved the way for LGBTQ+ rights today.

A large illustrated map has been installed in the Galleries, where people can submit their memories or stories of LGBTQ+ experiences or allyship, which can be placed on the map. People can also submit contributions online.

The area also features an illustrated timeline of Salford LGBTQ+ history – from the surprising tale of a 19th Century bricklayer to the birth of Salford PrideIt is hoped the installation will help bring the real lives of LGBTQ+ people and their allies, and their lived experiences, to the forefront.

The installation visuals have been created by Salford based Illustrator and Graphic Designer Hannah McLennan-Jones. Using her signature pink colour palette, Hannah’s work draws on punk aesthetics, popular culture, and LGBTQ+ history to create vibrant art, often seen in queer spaces across the city. She draws on her own experience as a queer woman in order to create authentic visuals of modern and historic queer culture.

Members of the public, community groups, Lowry staff and volunteers and more are invited to visit, view and contribute to the map for the duration of the project, which runs until Friday 5th March.

Emma Underwood, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at The Lowry, said: “This event will truly showcase the vast range of experiences from Salford’s thriving LGBTQ+ communities, and its allies. History isn’t just dates – it’s the real life stories, memories, and experiences of those who live it.

“By the end of the display, we will have a tapestry of memories from those who call Salford their home (or those who just like to visit) demonstrating the depth and diversity of the lives lived here.”

For more information, or to submit a contribution to the map, please visit here

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