Crompton, E., 2017.
4x4 Manchester : Tolerant // Manchester's LGBT History
|Venue:||International Anthony Burgess Centre.|
Emily is an architect based in Manchester and her talk will be based on her annual walking tour "We were born in the 80's". The tour follows the story of how Manchester became the first places to have an entirely publicly funded, purpose built centre for the gay community. The story is one of unlikely success in the face of the public funding landscape, some hostile political foes and an infamous 147 signature petition. It is also one which perfectly shows the change in public sector funding from the 80s to the present day. Above all, it is a heartening story of community spirit and perseverance