‘Royal Vauxhall’ coming to the Garage Theatre on the 21st September.

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‘Royal Vauxhall’, the hit cabaret musical that tells the untold story of Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury & Kenny Everett’s secret night out at London’s famous gay pub The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Commemorating the 20th anniversary since Princess Diana’s death and celebrating a lost episode of LGBT culture, it shall be coming to the Garage Theatre on the 21st September.   https://vimeo.com/229407042 Dysphoria Arts …

Liz MacKean November 1964 – 18 August 2017

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Liz MacKean, the pioneering journalist and investigative reporter who exposed Jimmy Saville as a serial child-sex abuser and created the documentary ‘Hunted’; exposing the use of social media to entrap and torture gay and bisexual men in Russia, has died aged 52. The Guardian obituary can be accessed here

We’re Off! PLUS – Invites for Popular Presentations for 2018

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Next year’s OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History 2018 is now under way. I’m delighted to announce that we are again appealing for people with hidden histories, LGBT lives and untold experiences to come forward and be showcased at this our 4th annual History Festival during February’s LGBT History Month. Our Festival goal is to educate our communities …

Pride Run 2017 a runaway success!

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The Pride Run 2017, organised by London Frontrunners with support from P3 was a tremendous success, with over 1,000 runners – more than ever before. Schools OUT UK were the main beneficiaries and CEO Tony Fenwick said: “We were blown away by the spirit and generosity of the organisers and participants. The final figures are yet to be counted but …

Germany to Have Same-sex Marriage and Adoption Rights

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  The German Parliament has voted to legalise same-sex marriage – and same-sex couples will have the right to adopt children. Until now only civil partnerships were available to same-sex couples, but Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a free vote. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted to approve the amendment, while 226 voted against and four abstained. …

What makes an object LGBTQ? – British Museum 7th July

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Special Event A panel of speakers tries to answer one question What makes an object LGBTQ? 7th July 2017 18.30–19.45 The British Museum Tickets £5/£3   Nigel Harris, Director, Camden LGBT Forum. Professor Richard Parkinson, University of Oxford, author of A Little Gay History: desire and diversity across the world Sue Sanders, Emeritus Professor Harvey Milk Institute and Chair of LGBT History …

A step forward? 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act

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The National Archives is pleased to announce an exciting series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts in England and Wales. Records held at The National Archives tell an essential part of this story from the 1957 Wolfenden Report recommendations to decriminalise homosexuality, to the build-up and passing of …

Support Schools OUT UK with The Pride Run 2017!

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Saturday 12 August 2017 Victoria Park, East London (exact details will be circulated to volunteers in advance) The pride run is sponsoring schools OUT UK this year. This is a chance for the charity that founded and runs LGBT History Month UK to be given promotion and – hopefully – money! We are very excited at the prospect  of being …

Miraculous Escape for Gay Couple in Fire Tragedy

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A same-sex couple lost all of their possessions in the London tower block fire but they didn’t lose their lives thanks to a twist of fate. Up to 70 people or more are thought to have perished in the tragedy. Lucky escapees are Jules Ng, 30, and Lee Stewart, 29, who rented a flat together in the tower. Speaking to …

The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted in favour of same-sex weddings

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The Scottish Episcopal Church has become the first mainstream branch of Christianity in the UK to allow same-sex weddings. In a vote on June the 8th at its General Synod, all three houses of the meeting – the bishops, clergy and laity – came out in favour. The decision was overwhelming, with at least two-thirds of all groups voting for same-sex …