A StoneCrabs Theatre Company Project

LGBTQ+ Heritage

ORAL HISTORIES

Sydney Cardew

Sydney is a trans lesbian who was born in 1987 and grew up in the small village of Rookley on the Isle of Wight. She tries to make ends meet

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Rosa McCormack

Rosa is a lesbian who has lived on the Island since 2003. She has found that activities and events for lesbians here are few but the groups that do meet

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Robin Ford

Robin was inspired to share his story and contacted us after coming along to a talk featuring Peter Tatchell and hosted by Out On An Island at Quay Arts in

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Robert Jones

Robert was born on the Isle of Wight in November 1950. He identifies as a gay man and has lived on the Island all his life.  After working in shops,

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Queer figures

Anna Murray

Anna Murray is known for her work as a Sexual Health Community Practitioner for Solent NHS Trust, as well as her previous role as Age UK’s LGBTQ+ Domestic Abuse and

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Karl Love

Karl Love is a councillor for East Cowes, and is one of the first openly gay local councillors on the Isle f Wight. Originally from Yorkshire, Love moved to the

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Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale is a British author who was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. As a child, he lived with his family at HMP Isle of Wight; his

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Bruce Laker / Phaedra Kelly

(1955-2019)   Phaedra Kelly/Bruce Laker, an artist, poet and activist was born on the Isle of Wight, living in Freshwater and Ryde.    In 1983, Phaedra Kelly’s wedding at the

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