Following LGBT History Month 2017 and the third Rainbow Plaques event, York LGBT History Month, York’s Alternative History, York LGBT Forum and York Civic Trust are working together to identify Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans histories that can be commemorated with a York Civic Trust permanent plaque.
We are starting this with an open call for ideas. Everyone is welcome to contribute. You can make a suggestion via this websurvey.
Plaques can commemorate people, places, organizations or events. The criteria are:
· If it is a person, that they are dead and have been influential.
· If it is a place, organization or event, that it was significant.
However, these criteria are flexible. We’re expecting lots of different types of arguments for why someone might have been influential or why a place, organization or event was significant.
This is how the process will work. We’d like to invite you to get involved: to generate lots of ideas, to debate and discuss the process, to make a final decision and to get the first plaque up.
June Open call for ideas
August Event where the ideas are discussed and a list is prepared for final vote
August Vote to determine an order of priorities
September Announce the priority list and begin working on first LBGT plaque.
The first plaque will be supported by the York Civic Trust City Enhancement Fund.