Manchester Celebrates 50 Years of Homosexual History

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern gay rights movement in   October 7th 2014 The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern gay rights movement in …

Cambridge Talks

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Cambridge is the latest city to start an oral history project; thanks to SexYOUality. The LGBT support and social group used the opportunity on its 20th birthday to help young Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and queer people learn about what life was like 20 years ago and beyond for their community in Cambridge. Like the Manchester LGBT Youth Project, …

Nearly Half of Our Engineers are in the Closet

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Nearly half of Britain’s lesbian and gay engineers are not out at work, according to new research. While 45.2% are out at work, 41.8% remain in the closet. The figures come from a survey carried out by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Reasons cited by those who preferred not to reveal their sexual identities included a perception that colleagues …

1985 Film on YouTube Shows LGB Solidarity with The Miners

A video unearthed from the vaults shows the reciprocal support between LGB campaigners and the Dulais miners in the strike of 1884-5. The lesbian and gay movement supported the strike and the striking miners marched with gay Pride. To see more go here

A Taste Of Honey at the National Theatre during LGBT History Month

Groundbreaking play ‘A Taste Of Honey’ will be playing at the National Theatre during LGBT History Month (from 10th February). ‘Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s.

Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34

Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34 – A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man, saying “I’m very much in love with you,” has died.Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, 34, passed away on Friday roughly one month after his family removed him from the hospital where he had been seeking treatment for a hernia. Mr Mbede was arrested in March 2011 in connection with the text message and received a three-year sentence.

First Male Same-Sex Kiss: 1927

BrainPickings recently highlighted the first kiss in cinema history. That takes you back to 1896, to a film brought to you by Thomas Edison. Now we rewind the videotape and present the first same-sex kiss in film history (or at least one of the earliest known ones). This Brokeback-before-Brokeback moment took place in the 1927 film Wings – the first and only silent …

Norwich pub landlords beaten and abused by anti-gay mob

Norwich pub landlords beaten and abused by anti-gay mob – A gay couple who run a pub in Norwich said they were punched and kicked by a gang of 15 men recently, in an abuse they have called a homophobic hate crime.

The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

The implementation timetable for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was announced today – Culture Secretary Maria Miller said: “Marriage is one of our most important institutions, and from 29 March 2014 it will be open to everyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.”

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession – Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.