The Rocky Road to Equal Marriage: How Did We Get Here?

The Rocky Road to Equal Marriage: How Did We Get Here?

Date: 13/02/2020 11:55

The legalisation of same sex marriage in Northern Ireland was an occasion so momentous, and so long in the making, that it demands reflection. How did we get here?

This is a difficult question to answer for the LGBTQ+ community, for whom life has been lived either on the periphery, or under the radar.

Drawn from archival film footage from Northern Ireland Screen, BBC NI, RTE, and NVTV, this curated film will address and highlight these gaps by tracing the roots and journey of the equal marriage campaign. Alongside other entertaining stories from the last sixty years of queer Northern Irish history.

The screening will be followed by a panel of invited guests to discuss the campaign and what it means to be granted equal marriage rights, but not necessarily by your own people.

Special guests announced soon. Follow updates on the Facebook event.

Queen's Film Theatre, Thursday 27 February, 8pm

Tickets available here 

This is a production by LUMI at QFT with funding from Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network.