NIGRA is on a recruitment drive for you!
The law in Northern Ireland on gay relationships was changed through the actions of NIGRA and Jeff Dudgeon’s legal case which went through the legal system in the United Kingdom and then to the Europen Courts of Human Rights. NIGRA and Jeff did not do this on their own, it was through the efforts of many fundraiser throughout the UK and Ireland that this was managed. The case was won, but the fight still needs to go on to achieve full equality. If you have time and want to help then contact us through our website (https://nigra.org.uk/) – we have room for everyone!
So this is a recruitment plea asking you to give us some time and help us develop the various projects which we have in mind:
- An ‘Online’ LGBT Archive so that we can record our history, both the past and the current as it unfolds. We need to interview the players in out history before they leave us, we also need to develop photographic evidence of artifacts before we arrange for them to be deposited in the Ulster Museum with whom we have now agreed a facility for depositing items like placards, photographs, home videos of historical moments, paintings etc. Documentation can be deposited with the PRONI (Public Records Office Northern Ireland), and we have already done this for items from Jeff’s case and also from PA’s archives
- Monitoring of Stormont and Westminster, particularly now we are through the Brexit vote. We need to ensure that we know what is said and what is planned, and where necessary activate the community as required when we need to pressure our politicians.
These are only two of our projects, there are others, and off course we would welcome suggestions from you.
Please contact us and volunteer.