The Museum of Transology
The group visited the Museum of Transology to see its collection of artefacts and photographic portraiture which began with donations from Brighton’s vibrant trans community. The display challenged the idea that gender is fixed, binary and biologically determined by exploring how the objects reflect the participants’ self-determined gender journeys.
The group had a Queer tour of Charleston Farmhouse, and learnt about the gender fluid lifestyle of the ‘Bloomsbury Set’ – a group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists in the first half of the 20th century.
The group then took part in a creative writing workshop, making collages of words from Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography to play with gender constructs.
Vincent Dance Theatre
Creating digital stories
Young people from East Sussex LGBT youth groups worked with Sian from Vincent Dance Theatre to create digital stories addressing some of their concerns and experiences relating to being LGBTQ+.
Thanks to Maria Jastrzębska who helped initiate some of the ideas for the stories.
You can watch the Digital Stories the group created here.