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

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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

‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson

‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson – How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first ‘lesbian’? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily ‘gay’? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these. The book explores the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognize love in history?

The Sunday Telegraph LGBT HM 2014 Magazine

The Sunday Telegraph LGBT HM 2014 Magazine

– published by Talent Media, the magazine is available online now, and will be published in the London area with the Sunday Telegraph on 16th February.

Competitions!

We currently have three competitions ‘live’ – with a fourth planned for later in the year. Follow the link inside to find out what they are and the great prizes we are offering!

You are part of a global movement – Quist

You are part of a global movement – Quist: Today marks six months since the Quist app was released for iOS and Android devices. 15,000 downloads later, they’re proud of the conversations and interest in LGBTQ history this project has helped generate.

Schools Film Competition – Out And Inspirational

Schools Film Competition – Out And Inspirational

We have the rules finalised for our film competition. We’re asking schools around the country to make a short film about a British LGBT rights campaigner, combined with the life of inspirational US campaigner Harvey Milk. The film is being run in conjunction with The Harvey Milk Foundation. Closing date 20th July 2014.

Sean Bean wins International Emmy for Trans role

British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work in BBC One drama series Accused. The 54-year-old won for his portrayal of a teacher with a Trans alter ego in the Tracie’s Story episode of the Jimmy McGovern serial.

JFK: 1917 – 1963

“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.”