LGBT History Month 2018 Has Launched!

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On Wednesday 8th November over 150 leading figures from Liverpool’s LGBT community came together at the Museum of Liverpool for the national launch of LGBT History Month 2018.   David Robson  (LGBT History Month 2018 Launch Organiser) LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the …

Headspace Reveals What It Is Really Like to Be Trans

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A new short film by trans advocate and film director Jake Graf demonstrates movingly the everyday dilemmas trans people have to face that cisgender people may not have recognised. See the film here. Jake is a writer, actor and director based in London, whose first four award winning filis a patron of ms, ‘XWHY’, ‘Brace’, ‘Chance’ and ‘Dawn’ have all been nominated for The Iris …

Transgender Day of Visibility 2017

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True Colours – Trailblazing Transgender Visibility in the British Armed Forces Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) takes place annually, on 31st March, to celebrate the achievements of trans people across the globe, by making them visible, and heard. I first became visible in 1998, when I finally became strong enough to live my true life and transition gender. It wasn’t …

Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans and Intersex People Are Left Behind

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Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for lesbian and bisexual women as well as trans and intersex people (LBTI people) who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination daily. Patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are all intricately linked, oppressing and …

Rebel Girls: This Is What A Lavender Menace Looks Like

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Second-wave feminists, for the most part, did not like queer ladies. I don’t think it’s necessary to give you the full rehash of the story, but suffice it to say that Betty Friedan wasn’t alone when she declared us “lavender menaces,” invoking to the members of the National Organization for Women her fear that queer women would forever taint the …

Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ History at National Trust Places

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Prejudice and Pride The National Trust Magazine have produced an article supporting their Prejudice and Pride exhibitions across some of their sites. “Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we’re exploring our LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) heritage with …

LGBT History Month event booted out of venue for far-right EDL rally

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from Pink News An LGBT history month event in Yorkshire has been booted out of its venue after a far-right group announced a rally outside. The LGBT History Month event had been set to be held in Rotherham town hall on February 25, with contributors from the local LGBT community. However, organisers from Rotherham’s Rainbow Project group have now been told that they will …

Parliament’s Speaker’s Chamber Goes Rainbow to Launch LGBT History Month 2017

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The LGBT History Month Launch is a November tradition in the Diversity Calendar and it’s always held in a prestigious venue, but with 2017 being the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act we took it up a notch and held it in the Speaker’s Chamber at the Houses of Parliament. As guests of the Speaker John Bercow, a …

Prof. Richard Parkinson Explains Need for LGBT History

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Professor Parkinson, an expert in Egyptology, speaks to the Oxford Union and suggests some of the possible uses of LGBTQ history. As one of the founders of the Same Sex Desire and Gender Trail at the British Museum, Richard Parkinson used the occasion of the LGBT History Month Launch at the British Museum in 2009 to promote the items at …

DC celebrates its LGBT history in a new video

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DC Comics has released a new video showing its LGBT history, which began in 1988. The DC All Access episode hosted by The Advocate‘s Jase Peeples arrives to mark Pride Month and the arrival of Midnighter #1. The video can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUP_9BB6zWo The video gives a nod to the troubled past of LGBT characters in comics, and attempts to …