Scarborough

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The Grand Hotel Scarborough
Scarborough is a seaside town in North Yorkshire. The Borough of Scarborough, formed in 1974, covers a wider area, including Whitby.

LGBT history

In 1976 the council refused to allow CHE to hold a conference in the town.[1] CHE then campaigned for trade unions to boycott Scarborough as a conference centre, which is thought to have cost the town millions of pounds in lost business.[2]

Scarborough Pride began in 2009 with a picnic attended by 150 people.[3] In 2011, Scarborough Pride was a three-day event.[4] In 2012 it is planned for the 1st of September.[5]

The Gay Scarborough group dissolved itself in January 2012.[6]

Yorkshire MESMAC operate LGBTQ youth groups in Scarborough and Selby.[7]

References

  1. http://www.lgcplus.com/lgc-news/gay-protest-over-scarborough-boycott-lift/1580237.article
  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/dec/21/griff-vaughan-williams-obituary
  3. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2010/may/04/gay-pride-scarborough-comes-out Gary Younge video
  4. http://www.gaypedia.com/en/events/show/1053/Scarborough-Gay-Pride-2011
  5. http://www.scarboroughpride.co.uk/
  6. http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=16622
  7. http://mesmac.co.uk/youth-groups