Sheffield University exhibition to capture city’s gay communities

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A photographic exhibition celebrating the lives and achievements of Sheffield’s gay community is set to be a highlight of a month of special events.

Hidden Perspectives will be at Sheffield University’s Jessop West exhibition space from February 23 to 27 as part of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history month.

It will bring together local amateur and professional photographers and will showcase images submitted by volunteer contributors to celebrate LGBT lives in the city as well as diversity at the university.

Artists who submit their work will have the opportunity to add written content to share their thoughts, poems, or questions.

By bringing together words and pictures the exhibition seeks to give a platform to people to express themselves and be a part of Sheffield’s LGBT history.

Organiser Dr Minna Shkul said: “It’s very exciting that the university is celebrating LGBT life in Sheffield with this exhibition.

“Not only will in feature images from the LGBT community at the university but also from Sheffield’s own LGBT residents. I urge Sheffield’s own LGBT community to submit their pictures and visualise their community.”