How can we create a visible and safe future for LGBTQIA people in Liverpool?

Since 2020, our Queer The City project has brought LGBTQIA arts and culture into the mainstream.

Our art installations in prominent places around Liverpool have been seen by over half a million people. Working with queer writers, the audio project The Walk presented an LGBTQIA focus on areas of the city not usually viewed as queer.

Following a spate of violent hate crimes against our community in the summer of 2021, Queer The City took on a fresh focus. Culture Liverpool (the city council’s department for culture and tourism) approached Homotopia and LCR Pride Foundation and asked us to put together a creative, community-led response.

We designed a 2-year proposal that combines visible queer art with a programme of community building and training for venues and transport providers.

As part of this project, we’ve also held two community consultations and an online survey to hear direct from our community and understand where/who/how the funds can best be allocated for the future of the project. Our proposal was deliberately flexible to leave plenty of room for input from across the city’s LGBTQIA communities.

Have your say. You can still fill out our community consultation here or get in touch on hello@homotopia.net.