LGBT History Month 2015

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Logo of Rainbow Film FestivalTo celebrate LGBT History month the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival are screening The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Hive.

“Anne Lister (1791–1840) was a wealthy, unmarried woman who inherited Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire from her uncle in 1826.  Throughout her life, she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her everyday life, including her lesbian relationships, her financial concerns, her industrial activities and her work improving Shibden Hall.  The diaries contain more than 4,000,000 words and about a sixth of them (those concerning the intimate details of her romantic and sexual relationships) were written in code.  The code, derived from a combination of algebra and Ancient Greek, was deciphered in the 1930s.” (Source Wikepedia)

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