We The Gallery are a community based live arts and grassroots music hub. The building we reside in was Burnleys first “gay bar” in the 70’s till 2000. This has only recently been re-established last year by ourselves after plans to remove the history from the building was put in place by our landlord.
We have a small but growing LGBTQ+ community which we want to grow and support further as we feel this is very much lacking in our area, with the buildings history and the subject being important to us we are looking to reach out to relevant governing bodies to access further support and resources to enable us to continue supporting the local community around us.
We have a resident drag queen of 1 year+ who we support hugely, she hosts all our events at The Gallery!
We have transgender members who DJ amongst other things. From speaking with our community we noticed a large downfall in terms of accessing support.
We want to be able to offer further support and be known as a safe inclusive enviroment.