Portsmouth Pride celebrates LGBT+ History Month
Look back on our series of posts on LGBTQ+ identities from the past and present with links to Portsmouth and the surrounding area.
The campaign was the idea of copywriter Abi Tuddenham, with specially commissioned artwork by graphic designer Craig Maxwell.
Each day of the first week covered an LGBT+ historical character with links to Portsmouth or the local area. Claiming our past saw posts on the Brighton lesbian activist Barbara Bell; Lord Buckingham, the gay lover of King James I who was murdered in Portsmouth; Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, the bisexual motor museum founder who was jailed; Paul Downing, a trans man in London; and Hannah Snell, a gender queer soldier and sailor who voyaged from Portsmouth.
The final week saw a trio of posts about coming together as a strong LGBT+ community to make a difference. Creating our future featured posts on trustees talking about their hopes and dreams for Portsmouth Pride, before we asked our followers about their hopes and dreams for our future, and a post on Queer All Year.
Image of Cara Delevingne used is a derivative of Cara Delevingne for Rimmel London used under creative commons attribution from Wikimedia Commons
By Abi Tuddenham (She/Her)
Volunteer Copywriter, Portsmouth Pride
Graphics by Craig Maxwell (He/Her)
Volunteer Brand & Design Manager, Portsmouth Pride