Literature Goes Queer: Lesbian & Gay Writing Since the 1920s

>The FCE Literature Programme at Birkbeck, University of London is offering a new course exploring some of the decisive moments in modern queer fiction. 22 meetings, led by Paulina Palmer and Jonathan Kemp, in the London School of Economics. Starts Weds 3 October, 6.45pm–8.45pm. £220 (£110 cons.). To enroll ring 020 7631 6674/6656, fax 020 7631 6686 or email literature@fce.bbk.ac.uk …

URGENT ACTION – 18 Nigerian Men Charged with Sodomy

> All could face death by stoning – protest to Nigerian Ambassador Reports from the Nigerian news agency, NAN, say that 18 men in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi, which is governed by Islamic Sharialaw, have been arrested on charges of sodomy and could be sentenced to death by stoning (this is the prescribed penalty for sodomy under Sharia …

We Gays Haven’t Won the Battle Yet

>The era of the ‘post-homosexualist’ isn’t upon usWill Young – Times OnlineArticle available here Last week I found myself in a London taxi heading home after a night out. The cabbie seemed rather perturbed and amused at the same time. “It’s funny, Will,” he said. “I wasn’t gonna pick you up ‘cos I was having a fag break, but I …

Archives Reveal Churchill’s Cabinet Discussed Gays

> The Pink Paper – 6th August 2007 15:45Tony Grew Article available here New documents released by the National Archives give an enlightening account of the views of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and other Cabinet ministers towards homosexual men in 1950s Britain. Prime Minister Winston Churchill bluntly replied that the Tory party were not going to accept responsibility for making …

Bulletin No 37

>The latest edition of the LGBT History Month bulletin is now available, as usual packed-full of news, information, notices of upcoming events and quotations. To access the latest bulletin please click on one of the links below: word document pdf file You can view all previous bulletins here or register to our mailing list here.

UK Black Pride

>In August 2005 three black lesbian women decided to organise a social outing to Southend on Sea. What originally started out as a mini bus trip to the beach, quickly turned into three coaches of women making a trip down to Southend on Sea. During the day’s outing, several conversations took place and the concept of developing and having a …

Richmond’s First Openly-gay Mayor Hails Community Concerts

> Publisher: Ian MorganPublished: 01/08/2007 – 10:59:56 AM24Dash.comArticle available here Cllr Marc Cranfield-Adams, the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, has announced that his community concerts raised about £4,000 for his Charity Fund. Cllr Marc Cranfield-Adams, theMayor of Richmond upon Thames The three community concerts, held at York House, were Youth Night, World Music Night, Rainbow Nigh, and were designed to …

The National Portrait Gallery Goes Queer

>Thursday 2 August 2007, 19:00Love, Sex and Metaphor: A Queer Gaze What makes a picture queer? What happens to a painting when confronted with the private (queer) imagination? Sadie Lee, artist, and Shaun Levin, writer, explore the portraits they fancy and the paintings that inspire them. Sunday 19 August 2007, 11:30 – 16:00National Portrait Gallery WalksComing Out of the Picture …

BBC Documentary on Homophobia

>Worldwide homophobia is the subject of a new documentary from the BBC. Pink News wrote this article (click to launch site) discussing the documentary: “This month the BBC World Service broadcast a documentary about homophobia in Jamaica and what it is like to come out in such an intolerant country. In the first of two programmes in a new series …

Gay America Timeline

>To mark Pride 2007 in the city, the San Francisco Sentinel has published a timeline of events in American gay history from the beginning of the 20th century. The timeline brings to the fore the contributions to mainstream culture made by LGBT people but also highlights the gradual changes in the perception of LGBT people by society and the all …