A group of teenagers will be inspired by activists from the past, and entertainers, to produce a comedy show with a focus on nature and the environment.
LGBT young people can feel alienated from climate activism, which can be represented by the media as something associated with those who are heterosexual, cisgender, middle-class and white.
Dr Ina Linge and Professor Jana Funke from the University of Exeter, will work with youth workers and members of the YAY! (Young and Yourself) Cornwall LGBTQ+ youth group, run by the Intercom Trust.
The young people, aged between 16 and 18, will work with comedian Siân Docksey to write material for an online comedy gig – suitable for all ages – to be held later this year.
The research is being funded by UKRI and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is one of a series of projects around the UK designed to encourage 14 to 18-year-olds to use film, theatre, visual arts and storytelling engage with and contribute to important climate research.