Medway Pride Radio celebrated its 1st birthday with a live broadcast at the Historic Dockyard on 1st February and helped us launch our search for LGBT+ stories connected to the dockyard.
Medway Pride Radio (MP Radio) is a not-for-profit community radio station run by a team of dedicated volunteers. MP Radio is a voice for the whole community and has a special interest in giving a voice to the LGBTQIA+ community, its allies, voluntary organisations and businesses’ across all the diverse communities of Medway and Kent.
Launched on 1st February 2021 the radio station has gone from strength to strength. It is also a champion for all voluntary organisations, hosting a variety of shows to promote the work of local charities and businesses.
Shea Coffey, Trustee and Chair said: “All the team at Medway Pride Radio are thrilled to be the first openly LGBT+ group to work with the Historic Dockyard Chatham, and look forward to further projects.”
If you missed the broadcast, you can listen back via their Soundcloud page soon.
The 1st February also marks the start of LGBT+ History Month. This is the celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender achievements throughout history; accomplishments which are often unrecognised or recorded.
Our aim at The Historic Dockyard Chatham is to tell a reflective story and we are committed to giving a voice to those who have may not have been heard. For this reason, we are excited to be working with Rob Flood, local researcher, over the next few months to uncover stories that have been overlooked by the history books.
If you have a story or experience, we would love to hear from you. There is absolutely no pressure to share, we would just love to meet you. We would like to gain an understanding and record honest accounts of LGBT+ experiences linking to the dockyard’s history.
Please email Ally Curson, Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com you would like to share your story or find out more.