In Living Memory

hidden Voices without labels

Recorded on the 11th September 2014, Steve has lived in Reading for Sixteen years. Growing up, did you know at an early age your sexuality, your prefe...

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Steve Masters


Sue Panover, the glitzy creation of Jamie Wake, only arrived in Reading in 2002. Sue (well Jamie) grew up as an army baby settling in Kent after his (...

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Jamie Wake (aka Sue Panover)

leslee Hopper

    Born: 4th of August 1956 Identifies as Lesbian Woman. Occupation: Personnel Coordinator for RISC Work with the LGBT Community: Section ...

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Leslee Hopper


September 4th 1957 (from BBC Archives and National Archives) The Report of the Departmental Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution (better ...

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The Wolfenden Report

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We found this article written in August 15th 2011 by Natasha Bell (a volunteer for Reading Pride at the time) for the Get Reading Website. Almost ever...

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Reading’s Pub History


1985 1985 saw the start of the journey which has now lead to 30 years of continuous HIV/Aids awareness and support work in the Thames Valley area. The...

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Thames Valley Positive Support

2014 - Kirsten Bayes (Lib Dem)

Kirsten Ruth Bayes Born: June 1967 Occupations: Elected as a councillor and deputy leader of  Kirstens’ gender/sexuality title: Kirsten likes to re...

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Kirsten Ruth Bayes