Turn up the volume on queer voices with Penguin Pride, a UK tour filled with awe-inspiring writers, poets and activists.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - a watershed moment for the LGBT rights movement – we’ll be celebrating and reflecting, looking back at how far we’ve come since the summer of 1969, where we are now, and looking forward to voices of the future.

Each event in London, Manchester and Liverpool will bring together speakers from different fields to explore and celebrate queer culture.

On 27 June, on the eve of the Stonewall riots, Penguin Pride London will give an eclectic mix of writers, poets and activists a platform to present their work at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Hosted by Crystal Rasmussen, author of Diary of a Drag Queen.

Then we’ll be at Tate Liverpool on 26 July celebrating their Keith Haring exhibition with a free programme of readings and performances as part of their Tate Late with Liverpool City Region Pride Foundation.

Our tour concludes in Manchester on 21 August, with an uplifting evening of readings and performances. Hear from established voices from the queer community as well as a new generation of LGBT authors.

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