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 …

Serious Serendipity

>Serendipity is like a benevolent fairy godmother for many a gay man looking for his roots. The fact that our history as a group has been so carefully hidden and pushed into the proverbial closet for so long makes any new discovery like a victory, even if that very discovery has been and will be made over and over by …

Ending Homophobic Reggae

>Buju Banton, popular reggae star known internationally for his homophobic lyrics, has signed a pledge to end his homophobic language. The gay rights campaign group Stop Murder Music announces publicly today that Banton has signed the “Reggae Compassion Act.” The act has already been signed by Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton, three prominent reggae stars who have used homophobic language …

Article Published on Death of Portugese “Cross-Dresser”

>After the recent passing of Portuguese “cross-dresser” Maria Teresinha, commonly known as “the general,” the Guardian published an article recounting his life. Living as a man since 1974, the general was put on trial in 1992 and effectively opened up discussion about homosexuality, cross-dressing and transsexuality in Portugal. To read the entire article, click here. neon snapback hats Cheap Snapback …

On an Article in the Voice

>One of our readers, Ted Brown, sends us the following article from The Voice newspaper, which targets the black community in the UK. The article was published in the issue of the 2 to 8th July 2007, page 17. It was written by Marie-Annick Gournet Gareth Williams is the president of The Jamaica Forum for Lesbian All-sexual and Gays, otherwise …