LGBT History Month event booted out of venue for far-right EDL rally

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Members of the English Defence League chant as they prepare to march through Bristol on July 14, 2012 in Bristol, England. A large police presence was used to keep supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) - who marched to Queen Square for a rally - from a counter demonstration that was taking place at the same time by We are Bristol started in Castle Park.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

from Pink News An LGBT history month event in Yorkshire has been booted out of its venue after a far-right group announced a rally outside. The LGBT History Month event had been set to be held in Rotherham town hall on February 25, with contributors from the local LGBT community. However, organisers from Rotherham’s Rainbow Project group have now been told that they will …

Hackney launches borough wide LGBTQI+ festival and history drive

Donated LGBTQI History Hackney Museum

Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just one of a host of …

Stop Press: Burnley Buggers and Lesbian Liberators to be featured on the BBC

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Theatre producers Abi Hynes and Stephen Hornby (pictured below)are going out live on Radio 5 Live at around 8.50pm on Sunday 12th Feb for a ten minute piece on the Jane Garvey and Peter Allen show on the LGBT HM 2017 Festival Theatre commissions for The Burnley Bugger’s Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator. This is the link to the schedule: Listen to …

Coventry Successfully Kicks Off the National Festival of LGBT History


Congratulations to OUTing the Past Coventry! What an excellent start to the National Festival for LGBT History; congratulations to Paul and the team at Coventry Pride. As a first-time attendee and participant, I was impressed with the depth and range of the presentations delivered: everything from first-hand accounts of activism and reportage, the lives and roles of LGBT members in …

Retrospect Opera Seeks Funding for Recording More of Dame Ethel Smyth’s Works


Retrospect Opera is a UK charity with a particular interest in the work of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), Britain’s most important female composer as well as a suffragette, notable author, feminist and of course lesbian. They have already recorded Ethel’s hilarious First World War comedy, The Boatswain’s Mate (1916). They are now raising funds to record her next opera, the …

Sue’s Schools OUT UK LGBT History Month Appeal


I am helping to make LGBT History Month 2017 happen this February to make LGBT people in all their diversity visible and safe. Over 1,000 events happening all around the country. The overall aim of LGBT History Month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, …

The Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator – two new plays for February 2017


Two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights, with two ground-breaking public struggles at either end of the decade.  To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Productions …

Wembley Shows its Colours


Wembley Stadium lit its arch with the Rainbow Colours on the 1st of February to celebrate the beginning of LGBT History Month 2017

Wood Green Arts Charity Wise Thoughts Receives Waltham Forest LGBT History Month Commission


Wood Green Arts Charity Wise Thoughts Receives Waltham Forest LGBT History Month commission. London Borough of Waltham Forest is proud to announce that Wise Thoughts will be delivery an exciting programme of events for LGBT History Month 2017. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) History Month is celebrated annually each February in the UK and presents an opportunity for Waltham …

San Diego Campaigns for Bayard Rustin Postage Stamp


The San Diego LGBT Community will celebrate Black History Month on February the 10th with the fourth San Diego Bayard Rustin Honors celebration. Rustin was a mentor to Martin Luther King and a champion of civil rights. In 2013 Bayard Rustin – who died in 1987 – was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with his partner Walter Naegle …