YC Hertfordshire celebrates LGBT History Month

04 March 2019

In celebration of LGBT History Month, YC Hertfordshire’s Who Not What group has been taking its pop-up exhibition to venues across Hertfordshire.

Who Not What is a group of young LGBT young people who have come together to represent the voice of the young Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender + community of Hertfordshire supported by Youth Workers from YC Hertfordshire.

The exhibition is a collection of creative writing and artwork by people from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities, aimed at young people, families and anyone interested in finding out about LGBT history. This year’s theme is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation and focused on the inspiration figures, past and present, who have contributed to the greater acceptance of LGBT communities in society.

The touring exhibition has also provided a great opportunity for highlighting the support available to young LGBT people through our projects.

The exhibition toured a number of venues across the county including Hertford Theatre, the Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishops Stortford, Oaklands College campuses and the University of Hertfordshire.

Leanne Clayton, project officer for YC Hertfordshire, said: “The LGBT History Month pop up exhibition has been a great success. It has given us the opportunity to engage with young people and the local community, opening up discussions on LGBT issues and how young LGBT people can be supported by YC Hertfordshire across the county.

 “It has been a pleasure to work with local schools, colleges and theatres to celebrate LGBT History Month.”

YC Hertfordshire delivers 19 LGBTQ projects for young people across Hertfordshire. As well as weekly projects, the groups are actively involved in the annual Herts Pride and other events throughout the year.

More information about LGBTQ projects