Celebrate our histories with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation

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2010 is a landmark year for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), not only are we celebrating our 10th anniversary and a decade of ending homophobia and empowering people, but we are also moving to a new home.

As part of the move, and our anniversary we want to celebrate the LGF’s story over the last ten years and that of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in a permanent exhibition at our new home – 5 Richmond Street, right in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.

We’ve got the pictures, the placards, the banners, the flags, the t-shirts and the press cuttings of a decade of proud campaigning – but we haven’t got enough picture frames to present our histories in the manner in which they deserve to be seen.

You might be thinking…why not go to Ikea? But this is your history as well as ours and we want you to celebrate with us.

We need big frames, little frames, pink frames, gold frames, black frames, white frames, frames that sparkle, frames that represent you and frames that you are willing to donate.

Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Paul Martin said: “We want to take this opportunity to celebrate the last 10 years of not only the LGF’s work, but that of the LGF’s much valued volunteers, partners and our rich and diverse LGB&T community”.

“In 2010 the challenges of ending homophobia and empowering people are still a reality, but we must celebrate the progress that has been made so far.”

The permanent exhibition will be a constant work in progress as the organisation continues to move forward.

You can drop your frames off at The LGF’s current home, 3rd Floor, Princess House, 105-107 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD before Friday August 27th, all donations are greatly appreciated.

And then when we open the doors on 5 Richmond Street this September, you can pop in for a cup of tea and marvel at your frames showcasing the past decade of LGB&T history, and have a look at what LGF services are on offer for you and your friends.