22nd March: 7.00pm
Ulster’s Lesser Spotted Queer Protestant
In this talk, in conjunction with the LGBT History Club, let Richard O’Leary take you in search of Ulster’s Lesser Spotted Queer Protestant (LSQP).
The existence of the LSQP has long been hidden by shy historians and denied by conservative Christians but Dr O’Leary will present evidence to challenge the orthodox, missionary position. Drawing on newly accessed archival material he presents both an objective and subjective view. Imagine a 19th century Ulster same sex couple, erasure, Billy Elliot, pseudonyms, the whack of the crozier, exile and love.
This talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Dr Richard O’Leary is Coordinator of NI’s LGBT Heritage Project and a Visiting Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast. A performance storyteller of true fairy stories, his solo shows include ‘There’s a Bishop in my Bedroom’ (MAC theatre).