Out in The World: Exhibition Launch

Out in the World Exhibition Launch

Join us and other member of the Irish LGBTQ diaspora for ‘Out in The World‘, a new exhibition, which will be hosted in Dublin by the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, in partnership with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.

The exhibition has been curated by Dr Maurice J. Casey who has been a champion of the LGBTQ community and a friend of the London Irish LGBT Network for a number of years. Maurice gave a talk for us on his paper ‘Radical Politics, The 8th and LGBT Activism in the Republic of Ireland 1973-1990.

The online launch takes place on June 8th at 6.30pm and will feature our Chair, Vanessa Monaghan, speaking as a voice of the Irish LGBTQ diaspora. You need to register for your free ticket on Eventbrite.

You can visit the exhibition EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin from June 8th to December 1st 2021. Here’s the fun part: ‘Out in The World’ will also tour to select locations across the world in 2022. Hopefully London will be one of those stops!

From the Eventbrite ticket page:

Across the generations, Irish LGBTQ+ people have emigrated and found opportunities to live and love abroad.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, in partnership with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, are proud to play a role in illuminating this hidden history of Irish emigration.

Across six themes—exclusion, community, love, defiance, solidarity and return—Out in the World highlights twelve stories from the vast history of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ diaspora. The exhibition also features an artwork by award winning Irish designer and multidisciplinary artist Richard Malone.

Rory O’Neill, drag performer and activist will officially launch the exhibition. Further contributors to the event include Colm Brophy, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Vanessa Monaghan, chair of the London Irish LGBT Network, Paul O’Dwyer, founding member of the Irish Lesbian & Gay Organisation in NYC and artist Richard Malone. Christelle Gerbhardt of Dublin Pride will MC.

You will also hear from the exhibition curator Dr Maurice Casey, our Historian-in-Residence with the Department of Foreign Affairs. You can learn more about the exhibition on www.outintheworld.ie.

You can register for your free ticket on Eventbrite or in the widget below.

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