Hosted by: Only in Brighton
Brighton is one of Europe's queerest cities. Since the 18th century Brighton has become a cosmopolitan place of recreation, escape and freedom.
A destination for people who didn't conform. With an LGBTQ+ population now estimated at 15%, Brighton celebrated England's first civil partnerships, and hosts the UK's largest Pride event as well as Europe's first Trans Pride, rightly earning its title as the LGBTQ+ Capital of Britain.
Piers and Queers is a tour of Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, in a colourful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city centre.
You will take in over 200 years of history including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life, and political activism. You'll learn about Anne Lister's trip to Brighton, as well as Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde and Dusty Springfield.
You will uncover some extraordinary unsung heroes, including a pioneering doctor who lived as a man long before women were allowed to practice medicine, an Edwardian 'drag king' and a 'same-sex' marriage in 1923.
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