Homotopia Liverpool announces this groundbreaking project that will tell the story of the life of Miss April Ashley, utilising her unique collection of photographs, letters and personal documents supplemented with archive materials from Liverpool Records Office, Liverpool Museum and other sources. It will explore the significant role April has played in making social and political history in Britain from 1935 – 2012. In detailing April’s life, the project will tell the wider story of social, political and legislative change affecting Trans, LGB and many other people in Britain over the past 70 years, and of the impact April’s story has had on family law and legal definitions of gender and identity.
Funded by a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund this project will engage over 500,000 people who will participate through the production, learning and mounting of a year-long exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool curated from the heritage material gathered in 2012-13. The exhibition will form a key part of Homotopia’s 10th anniversary in 2013 and open as a trailblazer at Museum Of Liverpool on September 27th 2013 until 21st September 2014. If you want to find out more about the project please contact the Homotopia office on 0151 702 7369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org