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A Short History of Queer Women

Monday 26 June

17 Midland Road



No, they weren’t ‘just friends’!

Kirsty Loehr comes to Bristol to discuss her book A Short History of Queer Women, with Noreen Masud (A Flat Place).

£1 of every ticket sold goes to Bristol Pride. £0.50 of every ticket sold goes to Caring Bristol


Queer women have been written out of history since, well, forever. ‘But historians famously care about women!’, said no one. From Anne Bonny and Mary Read who sailed the seas together disguised as pirates, to US football captain Megan Rapinoe declaring ‘You can’t win a championship without gays on your team’, via countless literary salons and tuxedos, A Short History of Queer Women sets the record straight on women who have loved other women through the ages.

Who says lesbians can’t be funny?


Kirsty Loehr is a writer and English teacher. She has a master’s degree in transnational creative writing and loves football, history and humour – but not necessarily in that order. She lives in Brighton with her partner and their son.

Venue: 17 Midland Road, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0JT