Coventry to Bring LGBT History out of the Closet to Compliment and be Part of Mainstream History

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OUTing the Past: Coventry Saturday 4th February 2017 Coventry Pride is pleased to announce that on the 4th February 2017 we are taking our place as one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the theme for this year’s festival is “Law, Citizenship …

National Maritime Museum is Reinventing How We Approach LGBTQ+ Stories

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OUTing the Past: (London) @ Royal Museums Greenwich Tuesday 7th February 2017 (18:00 to 21:00 hrs) ‘Everyone’s queer when they leave the pier!’ Last year Royal Museums Greenwich hosted its first LGBT History Month with the National Maritime Museum at the centre. Now the National Maritime Museum is reinventing how we approach LGBTQ+ stories and shining a light on our …

Researching LGBT History in the British Armed Forces Symposium

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OUTing the Past (London) @ Imperial War Museum Saturday 18th February Researching LGBT history in the British Armed Forces symposium This event will provide an intriguing insight into the work of historians who are uncovering the previously hidden histories of LGBT service personnel. Part of the OUTing the Past Festival of LGBT History, it will bring together leading academics and …

AFC Bournemouth Join Bournemouth University Students to Present OUTing the Past 2017

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On Saturday 18th February 2017, the 3rd National Festival of LGBT History, presented by Schools OUT UK, is for the first time coming to Bournemouth as part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. The event, ‘OUTing the Past: Bournemouth’ will join other festival hubs around the country in a one day showcase of historical or archival readings and …

Museum of Liverpool Committed to Telling LGBT History for National Festival 2017

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Here, at the Museum of Liverpool, we are committed to telling diverse and hidden histories and ensuring that our collections and displays represent our local communities as much as possible. Many of our recent projects, events and exhibitions, developed in partnership with community groups and organisations, have ensured that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans voices have been heard; many for …

Shrewsbury Stimulates LGBT History Again for 2017

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Press Release Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival 2017 We are delighted to have been invited – once again to take part in the National Festival of LGBT History. Here in Shrewsbury, the festival starts before the weekend when we will be out and about in schools to talk about LGBT lives. In our first year Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell spoke …

Lancashire LGBT Youth Creativity at the Centre of the Preston Hub of the National Festival 2017

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Press release: Preston LGBT History Festival 2017 04/11/2016 Lancashire LGBT, Preston Pride and Lancashire Archives are proud to represent Lancashire as the Preston Hub of the Third National Festival of LGBT History in 2017 with the support of Lancaster Library and the Lancashire LGBT Network Group.  Events will be taking place at three venues in Lancashire including festival theatre at Burnley …

Exeter Pleased to be Part of the National Festival of LGBT History 2017

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Press release: Exeter LGBT History Festival 2017 Date: 02/11/2016 Website: exeterlgbthistory.org.uk Contact: Dr Jen Grove (j.e.grove@exeter.ac.uk); Dr Jana Funke (j.funke@exeter.ac.uk) Follow us on Facebook                                         Follow us on Twitter The City of Exeter is going to be an official hub for The …

A day of free public talks at York Explore Library will reveal hidden LGBT history on Saturday 11th February 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kit Heyam (Lead Coordinator, York LGBT History Month) Email: kit@yorklgbthistory.org.uk Telephone: 07504 690246 31 October 2016 A day of free public talks at York Explore Library will reveal hidden LGBT history on Saturday 11th February 2017. For the second year, York will be hosting the National Festival of LGBT History. Visitors can drop in any time between …

Who is Prof Susan Stryker and Her Lecture “Every Breath”

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It is all too easy in these heady ‘tipping point’ days to forget the long history of the struggle for transgender rights, dignities and respect. It is all too easy to imagine that our appearing on or in magazines denotes freedoms and acceptance, on some levels it does, but in its media acceptance it glosses over our history of immensely …