LGBT History Conference in December in London

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The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) will be holding its 14th LGBT History Conference on Saturday, December the 3rd. Entitled Queer Time, Queer Pace, Queer Action, Sexualities and Localities, the event will focus on specific places with a strong LGBT+ interest and is organised in collaboration with  he Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Sexualities and Localities project (a collaboration between Birkbeck College and …

Carlisle Celebrates Cumbria’s LGBT History

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CELEBRATE is the first project to explore and uncover the living history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) community in Cumbria. The exhibition documents past and present LGBT events in the county, and features the stories of prominent individuals in Cumbria’s LGBT community such as best-selling author Sir Hugh Walpole and artist Percy Kelly. CELEBRATE reveals the experiences …

Prejudice and Pride Launched in History Month

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Prejudice and Pride, a book of personal LGBT histories, was launched in Manchester at The people’s Museum on February 28th at an event held by LGBT Youth North West. The group’s director Amelia Lee said: “An LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960′s to the 2000′s has had a huge impact on our social and political landscape in …

LGBT History Festival a ‘Tremendous Achievement’

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History was literally made in February when Schools OUT United Kingdom marked LGBT History Month with the first ever National LGBT History Festival. The second What is and How to Do LGBT History? academic conference combined with the Festival Hub which was open to the general public and free were held simultaneously at three separate venues in the centre of …

You are part of a global movement – Quist

You are part of a global movement – Quist: Today marks six months since the Quist app was released for iOS and Android devices. 15,000 downloads later, they’re proud of the conversations and interest in LGBTQ history this project has helped generate.

Quist is Here

Quist is a mobile app that displays events from this day in LGBTQ history. Historical events in the app paint a picture of how far the LGBTQ community has come over time — how we have been treated, how we have reacted, how our allies have supported us, and how others have worked vehemently to stop the progress. LGBTQ individuals’ …

Singing the Changes

An exhibition telling the vibrant story of LGBT Londoners since 1983 through the voices of Europe’s longest running LGBT choir, The Pink Singers. In 1983 the social landscape for LGBT people in the UK was radically different from where we are today. The age of consent was unequal, homosexuality had only just been decriminalised in Northern Ireland and the prospect …

Brighton Ourstory Folds

We are very sorry to report that Brighton Ourstory, the city’s LGBT History site is closing after 24 years. Te project inspired LGBT History Month as well as local history projects in several cities around the UK. The homepage of the website says: “We are sad to announce that, after twenty-four years of searching out and telling the stories of …

New Mobile App for LGBT History

Its the final day to donate to a new mobile app called LGBToday that will engage the LGBT community in their shared history and help isolated LGBT youth feel less alone. The creator of the project, Sarah Prager, says that LGBT history helped her through the darkest parts of her life: “Knowing that people like the Stonewall rioters put their …

What is LGBT History?

Decades have passed since the first published histories examining aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer life, or analysing social movements made up by LGBTIQ people. Historical work on LGBT or queer “issues” is now more accepted in the academy than ever before, and has enriched our knowledge enormously. However, postgraduate historians working on LGBT research topics – at least in …