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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Julie Bindel and The Working Class Movement Museum

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Response to Julie Bindel Appearing on Our LGBT History Month Calendar Since we released our first statement regarding Julie Bindel and the LGBT History Month calendar, we have had time to assess the situation and convene with the full management committee and our trustees to obtain a consensus. We, the trustees and management committee, represent a range of backgrounds with …

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

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  Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT UK who work as volunteers …

Rabbi Lionel Blue

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February 6, 1930 – December 19, 2016 Read his obituary here