Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, in conjunction with Stockport Age Concern and Manchester Pride have timetabled a series of events throughout February to mark Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month.
Events kick off a Stockport Central Library on the 1st Feb with Jackie Kay reading from her latest books Red Dust Road and Fiere. There will also be a Q&A session, and book signing. Arrive at 5:30pm.
Other highlights include a People Like Us (PLUS) heritage walk on Sunday 13th, meeting outside Staircase House in the Market Place at 11am.
They don’t appear to be promoting it that much on their websites alas, but perhaps they will nearer the time. Some of it seems to be aimed more at council employees than LGBT people, but I think the Jackie Kay event and walk would be worth going to.
Also, anyone fancying exploring the Christopher Isherwood connection needs to hop over to Marple. His ancestral home isn’t there anymore, but you can have a quick gawp at Marple Hall High School, which was built on the land that used to occupy it.