LGBT Faces of 2019 Revised

As we have been unable to find clear evidence that poet James Kirkup was actually bisexual rather than being a gay man, we decided in the interests of fair representation, that we would replace him with the face of someone who had clearly described their bisexuality – no matter how briefly. As such we now have author and poet Robert …

OTP2019 – The Biggest Yet! Applications Welcome!

A word from Sue Sanders: We are thrilled to announce our invitation to you, our supporters, to tell your stories, share your research on LGBT History as part of our biggest OUTing The Past celebration yet –  20 venues including across not just the UK and Ireland, but Norway, Sweden and New York as well! Get your application in now! …

RIP Lindsey Kemp

Lindsay Kemp, performer and choreographer, born 3 May 1938; died 24 August 2018 Read The Guardian Obituary here

India Decriminalises Homosexuality

Campaigners and LGBT+ crowds in Delhi cheered, cried and waved rainbow flags outside the Supreme court on the 6th of September as India decriminalised same-sex sexual activity. The wording that was removed (imposed in the colonial era) was sex “against the order of nature” and the decision, according to the Indian chief justice, Dipak Mishr, means that “Sexual orientation is …

The NHS Long Term Plan – The National LGB&T Partnership 

Dear all, Every now and then something really important is happening and we’ll send you an extra newsletter in addition to our monthly bulletin. This is one of those times. Below you’ll find more information about the NHS Long Term Plan, and some ways to get involved in affecting real change for LGBTQ people within healthcare. We really hope you …

Founder of LGBT History Festival North East Comes Out: as a Muslim

A university lecturer and Equality campaigner has announced that he has embraced Islam as a faith. Not only that; he has become chair of a new Muslim LGBTQI+ organisation called Hidayah. Drew Dalton, a Senior Lecturer at a UK university, after having spent almost twenty years within the sectors of both education (schools and colleges) and charity management at both operational …

LGBT History Month Fares Brilliantly in Wales Awards

Schools OUT UK and LGBT History Month member Kate Hutchinson and LGBT History Month patron Gareth Thomas featured in the 2018 Pinc List top 40. Schools OUT UK CEO Tony Fenwick said he was delighted. “Kate is a tremendous and tireless advocate for the trans-community and for intersectionality. As well as working with us she runs Wipe Out Transphobia and …

Irish Festival: GAZE LGBT Film Festival opens 26th Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival officially opened tonight at Light House Cinema with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring in attendance as special guest of honour. The 26th festival opened with the Irish premiere of Riot, which charts and celebrates the history of LGBT activism in Australia, telling the story of the roots of Mardi Gras – particularly timely given that …

Timely Revival for Before Stonewall

With next year marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, it’s serves as a timely reminder to add some historical perspective to what life was like for the LGBT community before 1969.  Before Stonewall, the seminal documentary by Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg, is back in cinemas In a newly restored version over the summer, offering invaluable insight into how people lived …

New Film Charts History of the Pride Movement in London

A new film about the first Pride London March in 1972 is now available. Directed by Zachary Cole, the film is ostensibly about Britain’s first Pride March. However it covers the beginning of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), the Peter Tatchell Human Rights Foundation, the Shropshire LGBT Film Festival, the Shropshire National LGBT History Festival (now known as OUTing the …