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For our third LGBT+ History Month episode, we're headed to Euston station and taking ourselves out of London to visit our regional roots (virtually of course).

We reflect on growing up in Liverpool (for Matthew) and a small town outside of Birmingham (for Brendan), and what this was like for two young queers; recalling the first times we saw representation in media and discussing how things could be have been had society been a little different, a little sooner.

Matthew then shares some LGBT+ history he's uncovered about Liverpool before we speak to Char Binns, Festival Director at Homotopia, the UK's longest-running LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival. Char tells us about some of the amazing performers from Homotopia's past, how they held the festival virtually during Covid in 2020 and why queer arts festivals like Homotopia are vital - and not just for the LGBT+ community.

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