AN exhibition for LGBT history month is drawing attention to moments of cultural significance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and non-binary communities.

“Queering Spaces” hopes to amplify often unheard voices in the LGBTQ community through film, photography, and installations.

It has been coordinated by Brighton’s Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) and offers evocative images that encapsulate significant comments and spaces for the LGBTQ community both in the UK and abroad.

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It is the first event of its kind to be held at the Ledward Centre, a new community space for the city’s LGBTQ community, in St James’s Street, Brighton.

Duncan Lustig-Prean, director at the Ledward Centre, said he was “thrilled” to be hosting the exhibition.

He said: “It is a wonderful collection of artworks and the focus is very fitting, given that we are working to create an LGBTQ space for the community in Brighton and Hove.

The Argus: Anthony Luvera - Collaborative Portrait of Fox Fisher Anthony Luvera - Collaborative Portrait of Fox Fisher

“The arts have a long history of highlighting injustice and the need for change.

“Our collaboration with SEAS is really thrilling, driving forward our ambition to promote the astounding contribution of LGBTQ arts and culture make to our city and beyond.”

Local and international artists have contributed to the exhibition, including British photographer Anthony Luvera, artist Hussinia Raja and American photographer Cathy Cade.

The Argus: Photograph by Cathy CadePhotograph by Cathy Cade

Other notable artists taking part in the exhibition include Luc(e) Raesmith, Nate Lavey and Stephen Vider, Shannon Novak, Tara Brag, Charlotte Grahmspogue and the Queer History Now collective.

Gil Mualem-Doron, the exhibition’s curator, said the exhibition was dedicated to those who dedicated their lives to fighting homophobia and persecution.

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She said: “Throughout history, LGBTQ people have transformed places that were not created for us into spaces where we can be who we are.

“Often, it’s been those most marginalised – the queers, the outcasts – who have led the way. This exhibition is dedicated to them.”

The exhibition can be viewed at a distance through the windows attThe Ledward Centre on Jubilee Street, Brighton or online at

The team at the Ledward Centre has launched Facebook and Instagram pages, to enable the community to stay up to date with developments.

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