As part of LGBT+ History Month in February a new online exhibition will celebrate the stories of LGBT+ marriages and civil partnerships in Knowsley.
In 2022 as part of Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture we celebrated a history of marriage at St. Chad’s Church, with more than 50 couples taking part in mass renewal of their wedding vows at the historic church.
For this year, and as part of the legacy of Borough of Culture, we invite LGBT+ couples who live or have a connection Knowsley and who are married or are in a civil partnership to share their love stories, photographs and mementos of their special day.
Cllr Jayne Aston, Cabinet Member for Resources said “It’s been less than 20 years since the Civil Partnership act came into law, and less than a decade since same sex-marriage was made legal, but in that short period, history has been made for so many couples whose love for each other existed both before and after their legal right to a union. I am delighted that we will be celebrating those stories throughout LGBT+ History Month.
If you’d like to be involved in the exhibition, please email your photographs, mementos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 February 2022.
You can view and an online exhibition telling the stories of couples who were married at St Chad’s online here: A History of Love and Marriage at St. Chad’s, Kirkby | Flickr
To find out more about LGBT+ History Month visit https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/