I’m Here, I’m Home, I’m Happy is the new film from the Cork LGBT Archive. The film uses extracts from oral history interviews and items from the Cork LGBT Archive, to explore the lives of some LGBT people in Cork in the 1970s and 1980s.
It explores how the Cork LGBT community provided a sense of connection, belonging, mutual support and fun to LGBT people at a time of criminalisation, prejudice and discrimination. The participants talk about the community spaces, parties, pubs, clubs and political activism. “It was fun, Cork in the 1980s was so much fun.”
The film is 20 minutes long and a Q&A with Orla Egan of the Cork LGBT Archive will follow.