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


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


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


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

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Members of the English Defence League chant as they prepare to march through Bristol on July 14, 2012 in Bristol, England. A large police presence was used to keep supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) - who marched to Queen Square for a rally - from a counter demonstration that was taking place at the same time by We are Bristol started in Castle Park.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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


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


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 …

First Gay Monument to Alan Turing Unveiled

Alan Turing

The first gay artwork dedicated to Alan Turing was unveiled outside Pink Punters LGBT venue in Milton Keynes today the 23rd of June (his 101st birthday), at lunchtime. The piece, created by artists Rita Gav and Alan Butt, consists of a detailed timeline with major events from the maths genius’ life and after his death, with particular reference to his …

Frida Kahlo’s photo album: Up close and personal


Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo’s photo album. Dinner parties at Frida and Diego’s, rigging up a contraption so she can paint in bed after an accident, recuperating at home with her tiny dog … here are the most personal moments of Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life, taken by her father and her friends