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The Friends of Dorothy Society, (commonly abbreviated to 'fods'), is a Bell ringing society for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and their friends. The society is based in the United Kingdom but has members throughout the world; particularly in the United States of America and Australia.
The society started following a notice placed in the Ringing World (a weekly publication for bell ringers) in May 1991. The notice aimed to assemble a band to ring for the London Pride Festival that year.
A number of people responded to the notice and the bells of St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square were rung for that year’s parade.
The society holds a spring tour and an autumn tour each year. The first tour was to Bristol in October 1991. Since then, members of the society have toured many cities throughout the United Kingdom. The first international tour was held in May 2006 when members visited Washington DC.
|1991||11-13 Oct||Bath & Bristol|
|1992||28 Feb - 01 Mar||Manchester|
|2002||9-11th Feb||Northern Ireland|
|2005||4 - 6th Mar||Coventry|
|2006||25th May - 4th Jun||Washington DC, Philadelphia & New York|
|2007||26-28th May||Boston MA, USA|
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