>Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Intercom Trust has just started (June 2007) an eighteen-month project to enable local groups and local volunteers to celebrate LGBT History Month right across the South West peninsula.
Intercom provides services to the LGBT community across the South West rural peninsula: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; Devon, Plymouth and Torbay; Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole; and Somerset, North Somerset and Bath & North-East Somerset.
The new Heritage Project Worker, Sarah Stephenson, is already involved in creating events and helping other people and organisations (including schools) to create their own events, facilitating and supporting local volunteers, researching local history and creating an archive for the future. Sarah has a great track-record in History Month activities in Gloucestershire.
This project is making history, as well as discovering it. Future LGBT History Month workers and others will be able to draw on the archive when they want to know about what LGB and Trans people have done, and been, and lived through – and what we are doing now – and all about our communities’ positive contributions to life in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Sarah has also started a blog about her work. A link is available in our blogroll (right-hand sidebar).