Queer Wales- Question Time- LIVE
Tune in or book your place to join the discussion about LGBTQ+ in Wales today.
Hosted by Norena Shopland, LGBTQ+ author and historian, we are proud to announce the following panel:
Lisa Power: Co-founder of Stonewall and being the first openly queer person to speak on our rights at the UN. She’s been a shopgirl, a drug worker, an HIV bureaucrat and a historian. She is currently a development worker for Fast Track Cardiff & Vale, a trustee of Queer Britain and the HIV Justice Network and an advisor to Pride Cymru.
Alun Saunders: (He/Him/His) is an award-winning bilingual Playwright and TV Writer, and is Resident Writer of theatre company, Neontopia. Having originally trained as an actor, Alun has worked with some of Wales’ most renowned theatre companies, and since 2017, has been performing as Connie Orff, the inclusive, asthmatic, bilingual, gay dad in a dress. Alun is also a father of two kids, and was fully reassured in 2020 that reaching is not his calling in life.
Mark Etheridge: A curator for LGBTQ+ History at St Fagans National Museum of History. He is currently actively building up the LGBTQ+ collection at St Fagans and promoting this collecting-drive to raise awareness of the importance of museum representation in telling the story of Wales’ rich LGBTQ+ history. During 2020, he was co-lead on Amguddfa Cymru’s Collecting Covid initiative, part of which included collecting the range of pride events that were held in Wales as a result of the pandemic. He is committee member of the Oral History Society LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group.
Jenny-Anne Bishop: OBE (75) from North Wales, an out trans person for over 50 years, has been an active Trans campaigner for over 20 years. She is the Chairperson of The Unique Transgender Network, a member of the Westminster Parliamentary Forum on Gender Identity, and the Trans advisory board to HM Prison and Probation service. She regularly delivers trans awareness and equality training (so far to over 150 organisations), is researching the care of older Trans people, and runs a community house for trans people with her wife Elen. She has appeared many time in the media and was awarded an OBE for Services to the Trans Community.
Jake A Griffiths: A multi-disciplinary artist whose practice uses adaptation and experimentation to redefine archival materials. Their work recently has been around developing and redefining who and what we represent in heritage work, and how to bring LGBTQ+ diversity into the work that Museums do.
Norena Shopland: An author and historian specialising in the history of sexual orientation and gender identity with a particular emphasis on Welsh History. Norena is responsible for a number of groundbreaking projects including Welsh Pride a timeline of Welsh LGBTQ+ history.
This live session will be around 45 minutes long