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 …

Pride in Nunhead Minifest 20 – 23 June

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  The Ivy House – London’s first co‑operatively owned pub 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE LGBT+ PRIDE IN NUNHEAD As part of its commitment to total community inclusiveness, the Ivy House is hosting a 3-day LGBT+ Pride Minifest June 20th – 23rd.  All events start at 8.30pm, and are free.   Monday, 20th June: Film Night   In a …

LGBT History Month Showcase a “Miracle”

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The LGBT History Month 2016 Showcase, held in Cambridge at Queens’ College on the evening of Thursday November the 26th was nothing short of a miracle. Tony Fenwick, CEO of LGBT History Month opened the evening with an explanation of 2016’s theme: Religion, Belief and Philosophy, followed by Sue Sanders telling everyone about the nationwide LGBT History Festival in February …

LGBT History Month Pre-Launch for 2013

  Mark November the 15th down in your diaries. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month pre-launch is to be held at Bletchley Park this year on that very Thursday.   The event has in the past been held at the Tate Modern, Congress House, The Metropolitan Police Princess Building, The Royal Courts of Justice, The Hackney Free …

Schools OUT Speaks OUT for IDAHO

International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) – the worldwide campaign to eradicate homophobia and transphobia and to decriminalise homosexuality – is held every year on May the 17th. This year  Schools OUT will be joining The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) by taking part in a panel debate focusing on education to promote diversity and make our communities visible. Before the debate, …

Disability History Month Pre-Launch September 22nd

UK Disability History Month is holding a Pre-Launch for 2011 on Thursday 22nd September  at the TUC,  Great Russell Street, WC1  from 5pm to 6.30 pm. Co-ordinator Richard Rieser has urged everyone to attend, stating: “This is a crucial time to celebrate the contribution of disabled people to our society, now and in the past. We seem to be under attack on all sides with cuts in …

Government Makes new Pledges at Downing Street Event

LGBT History Month had a big profile at Downing Street last night when the PM David Cameron hosted an LGBT celebration before the onset of this year’s London Pride. Everyone was delighted with the latest LGBT History Month 2012 badges, which were launched at the event and will go on general sale next week at the TUC LGBT Conference from …