The Invention of Lesbianism

The Invention of Lesbianism

18th Jun 2018 7pm - 9:30pm

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Did you know lesbianism was invented by a man? Lesbians existed beforehand, they just used different words. If you didn't know that, you should come to this one-hour solo show about the history of LGBTQ+ language, written and performed by Cerys Bradley. It is a frank and funny history of lesbianism through the ages, looking at the evolution of language and how it has been weaponised, both by and against, the community.

Cerys Bradley is a part-time comedian and full-time gay, who uses stand-up comedy to talk about the LGBTQ+ community and its incredible history. They have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Green Man Festival, and with Dr Jiggs Bowson and her Charming Science Friends. They are also a PhD student in the UCL Crime and Security Science department - ask Cerys literally any science question on Twitter (@hashtagcerys) and they will answer it. Especially if it is about bats.

This show is part of a wider project where they conduct their own research to counter the myths surrounding LGBTQ+ people (for example, that the community makes bad parents, or causes extreme weather events) as part of an ongoing performance project, the Unifying Theory of Gay.