HIV and Sexual Health Charity Terrence Higgins Trust and Brighton’s longest running gay bar, the Bulldog, will be hosting two special screenings of David Weissman’s deeply moving and inspirational HIV documentary ‘We Were Here’ on Friday 24th February to mark LGBT History Month. The doors will be open from 3.45pm and 7.15pm, with the two screenings starting at 4pm and 7.30pm respectively. The film lasts approximately 1½ hours.

The film, currently on limited release in UK cinemas, has been shortlisted for an Oscar for Best Documentary. This film looks back at the impact of AIDS in San Francisco in the 1980s and documents the coming of what was then called the ‘Gay Plague’. It highlights not only the broad political and social upheavals caused by the AIDS epidemic, but also the personal and community issues it raised.

The event is free, but donations towards Terrence Higgins Trust’s local services in Brighton will be gratefully received. There will be limited spaces so please turn up early to avoid disappointment.

Justin Harbottle, from Terrence Higgins Trust in Brighton, said: “HIV and AIDS have had a profound impact on the history of the LGBT community, and ‘We Were Here’ portrays vividly the first hand experiences of people who lived in San Francisco during the 1980s. The film is a powerful reminder of the pivotal role the LGBT community has played, and continues to play, in supporting and prioritising sexual health.”

Dean Holmes, owner of the Bulldog, said: “The Bulldog is pleased to be supporting Terrence Higgins Trust and LGBT History Month with this screening of ‘We Were Here’ and we hope to see as many of you as possible on the 24th February!”

For more information on the event please contact Justin Harbottle or Richard Lee on (01273) 764 200 or email info.brighton@tht.org.uk. The Bulldog is located at 31 St James Street, Brighton, BN2.

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