Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

5th Sep - 28th Sep

We Love Dogs!

Open Submission - Call for work.Celebrate your four-legged furry friends with us by sending in high quality photographs o...

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4th Jul - 27th Jul

Sanctuaries

Belfast Exposed will play host to a specially commissioned exhibition by the Queer Artist Forum, a group of local lens-based ...

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Community

25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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Let Us Eat Cake

Bookshop

Author

Anthony Luvera

Publisher

Belfast Exposed Photography

Cost

£5.00

ISBN

978-0956176639

About The Book

Let Us Eat Cake charts the process of Anthony Luvera and a group of seven LGBTQ+ people as they create work for Queer Visions of Peace, a project that celebrates the queer communities of Northern Ireland during a time of conflict transformation.

Chris Finlay
Ciaran Rafferty
Natalie McFall
Paul Campbell
Rachael Kathleen
Raymond Dunn
Sarah Cromie

Let Us Eat Cake participants share their experiences, observations, photographs, and anything else they find interesting, as a document of their work together.

In 2017 the rights of LGBTQ+ people across the United Kingdom may appear to be equal and secure. However, in Northern Ireland today, marriage equality for queer people does not exist as it does elsewhere in the UK or in the Republic of Ireland. Reported homophobic hate crimes have risen year on year for almost a decade, and hate crime against trans people is not even accounted for within the law. Additionally, political activities taking place in Stormont related to LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, HIV and AIDS, and creationism, have contributed to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (a federation of campaigning organisations from 132 countries) to rate NI as the worst place for queer people in the United Kingdom.