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Exhibition celebrating LGBT history goes on display at two Warrington libraries

A poster exhibition celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans history is to go on display at two Warrington libraries.

From Prejudice to Pride will run in the library at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th February and at Warrington Library from Thursday 5th to Thursday 12th March.

The exhibition is a potted history that tells the story of LGBT history in Cheshire from 1800 to the present day, and aims to raise awareness of the prejudice faced by the LGBT community and how the Pride movement came about.

The exhibition will also be supported by two free social events called ‘Tea & Tattle’ where people can drop in and enjoy a brew and a chat – no need to book.

The first of these are being held on Thursday 27th February from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Orford, which will also see Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service’s ‘Rainbow Fire Engine’ be stationed outside Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub.

The second Tea & Tattle session is to be held on Thursday 5th March from 11.30am to 1.00pm at Warrington Library.

The exhibitions are being organised in partnership by LiveWire’s Community Librarians team, and two local organisations.

These are Body Positive, a Cheshire-based sexual health charity, and Silver Rainbows, a social network for older LGBT people in the area.

Wendy Molyneux, LiveWire’s Strategic Library Manager, said: “LiveWire is committed to equality and diversity.  Our libraries are for everyone – offering a safe and welcoming environment.  We are pleased to host the From Prejudice to Pride exhibition and Tea & Tattle sessions to promote tolerance and raise awareness of the prejudices faced by the LGBTQ community over the years.”

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