Maurice Dobson- a story of bravery, acceptance and love

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Maurice Dobson- a story of bravery, acceptance and love Maurice Dobson was born in Wombwell, South Yorkshire, in 1912 and worked as miner before joining the army and serving in WW2. After the war Maurice moved back South Yorkshire with his partner Fred Halliday and they lived as an openly gay couple from the early 1950s until Fred died in …

Two Film Screenings Available for History Month Events

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Spectacle is an award winning independent television production company based in London specialising in documentary, community-led investigative journalism and participatory media. Spectacle undertakes production, documentation and community engagement commissions as well as distributing films. We have an extensive digital video archive with 1000s of hours of video from 1979-present that includes some interesting short videos that we think are relevant to the …

Speaker Offered on Famous Victorian Writer John Addington Symonds

I’ve recently finished editing a new and complete edition of John Addington Symonds’s Memoirs, and this should be published in late January 2017 http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137291233 Symonds was a famous Victorian writer, and his remarkable autobiography (which survives in manuscript form, locked away in the London Library) tells the story of his struggles to understand, express and accommodate his homosexuality. I recently …

SEXing the Past ’17: The 4th What is & How to do LGBT History Conference

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Proudly Announcing Festival Headliner: The OUTing the Past LGBT History Festival Conference:  SEXing the Past ’17: [aka The 4th What is & How to do LGBT History Conference] @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool L1 3BX Friday (evening) 3rd to Saturday to Sunday 5th March 2017    We are proud to be part of OUTing the Past: The National Festival of Lesbian, …

Exploring LGBTQ histories at the British Museum

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OUTing the Past: (London) @ The British Museum Sunday 19th February 2017 (11.00 – 16.00) Exploring LGBTQ histories at the British Museum Great Court and Clore Centre for Education Come and find out about objects with LGBTQ histories from across the British Museum’s collection. Listen to a series of specialist talks giving insight into specific objects, the stories they can …

Campaigners Call for a Queer Museum in London

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Campaigners in London are to place pink filing cabinets at iconic venues around the capital to call for the city’s first LGBT museum. The calls come as England and Wales mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality next year and organisers believe it’s an opportunity to unearth the city’s battle for equality. The cabinets are designed to symbolise …

Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates 5 years of human rights work 

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Huge thanks to all our supporters & donors – You make it possible. Celebrate with us at the Equality Ball on 26 November in London  London, UK – October 2016 “A huge thank you to all our friends and donors. This month the Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates five years of human rights work – casework, education, research and advocacy. We …

York LGBT History Month 2016 and National Festival Hub

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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 …