LGBT London for a feminist teen?

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Lovetunnocks Tue 28-May-19 13:09:49

Got a last minute work trip to London tomorrow so I'm taking DD (15) with me to celebrate the end of her exams.

We're only there tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning until 2pm but I'd like to take her to some places that celebrate 'gayness' and/or feminism. She came out when she was 13 and is literally the 'only gay (girl) in the village' so it feels like a good opportunity to make her feel less isolated. Normally I'd research this myself but its all very last minute and most of the googling I'm doing is bringing up clubs which aren't really what we're looking for.

So far we're planning a trip to the theatre to see Emilia, plus a trip to Gay's The Word bookshop. Is there anything obvious I'm missing?

I'd massively appreciate any suggestions. We're staying in the Bloomsbury area if that makes any difference.

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SuperLoudPoppingAction Tue 28-May-19 13:12:38

www.lse.ac.uk/Library/Collections/Collection-highlights/The-Womens-Library does she like reading/archives? I haven't been here since it moved but I used to love it.

Lovetunnocks Tue 28-May-19 13:17:13

Ooh that's a brilliant idea, thank you. I used the old location for some research once but haven't been since it moved either. Thank you!!

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KnitFastDieWarm Tue 28-May-19 13:18:41

Ooh take her to see the Fawcett statue in parliament square smile and maybe the national portrait gallery to see some portraits famous LGBT/feminist legends. Then a wander around soho? It’s been very much gentrified now but it’s such an important location for uk lgbt culture and it’s fun on a nice day with lots of good cafes etc.

Lovetunnocks Tue 28-May-19 13:26:29

These are great ideas, thanks knitfast . Off now to google the national portrait collection... could be entering a rabbit hole...

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KnitFastDieWarm Tue 28-May-19 13:29:56

@Lovetunnocks you’re a great mum smile At 15 I was the Only Bisexual Girl in the Village and parental support and exposure to wider lgbt culture makes SUCH a difference at that age.

Lovetunnocks Tue 28-May-19 13:34:34

Aw thanks knitfast. I hope I'm doing okay in the support/encouragement department but, for balance, I'm a terrible parent in lots of other ways. grin grin grin

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KnitFastDieWarm Tue 28-May-19 13:38:17

Aren’t we all? grin eyes toddler eating chocolate biscuits instead of actual lunch blush

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