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National Trust: Our LGBTQ podcast series presented by Clare Balding

Listen to a new six-part podcast series, presented by broadcaster and author Clare Balding, which explores the lost and hidden LGBTQ stories from our places as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial de-criminalisation of homosexuality.

Over six 20 minute episodes released every Friday, Clare will explore how lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people have helped to shape and preserve the houses, collections, gardens and landscapes in our care.

In each episode Clare will examine new themes including women’s relationships, the importance of secluded spaces for LGBTQ artists, attitudes to sexuality in the ancient and classical world and connections with the performing arts.

She’ll be joined by E-J Scott, dress historian and curator of the Museum of Transology as well as writers, historians and curators as they debate why LGBTQ heritage is so important today.

Each episode will also feature readings from figures in the LGBTQ community including Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet and actors Miriam Margolyes and Cyril Nri.