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 …

Happy New Year from Bristol


Here in the South West we are busy gearing up for our part in the National LGBT History Festival. We will have a fabulous weekend of events on February 20th and 21st, hosted by our good friends at M Shed. Stuart Milk from the Harvey Milk Foundation will be with us all week and has a packed diary of school …

London National Festival Round Up Podcast and Brochures

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Niranjan Kamatkar gives us a round-up of all the events happening in London for the LGBT History Month 2016 National Festival via a podcast on Dan Nouveau’s Soundcloud. Have a listen in here Meanwhile, all of our publications for the London Festival are below: 20 01LGBT Schools&Familes programme FINAL PDF-1 LGBTHMNationalFestV&ALineup

York LGBT History Month 2016 and National Festival Hub

York LGBT History Month

York LGBT History Month 2016 sees a record number of events take place this February in and around the city of York. The entire community has come together to put on a schedule of presentations and discussion, films and theatre, talks and activities, school and families events and much much more. All events are open to all members of the …

Stuart Milk on Continuing his Uncle’s Legacy and the Importance of Teaching LGBT History

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Stuart Milk is a global LGBT human rights activist and political speaker. He’s also the nephew of the late US civil rights campaigner Harvey Milk. Stuart’s Uncle Harvey was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, and was responsible for passing a gay rights ruling for the city of San Francisco in 1978. In that …

An introduction to National LGBT History Festival – Sue Sanders’ introduction


In February of 2015 we held the first National Festival of LGBT History and the second What is LGBT History and How to Do It conference in Manchester. There were many highlights as we had over 80 presentations in the People’s National History Museum and the new Manchester Central Library. The academic conference had 100 participants from across Europe, North …

Happy New Year from Shrewsbury

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The countdown has definitely started to the National Festival of LGBT History in the Midlands and the team is busy with preparations. The very first part of the Festival open to public viewing will be the exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery (formerly the Music Hall). We are currently scouring boxes and shelves of Shropshire-related lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans ephemera and memorabilia …

Shrewsbury – Midlands Hub on target for a great weekend


12th – 14th February 2016 – put the dates in your diaries and start planning your weekend. You will have opportunities to listen to – and speak with – International Human Rights Campaigners; watch theatre; take part in discussions; browse art; watch film; mingle and more (for the full programme in development click here). Tickets will be released in January, for both the free-to-attend main …