Coventry Successfully Kicks Off the National Festival of LGBT History

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Congratulations to OUTing the Past Coventry! What an excellent start to the National Festival for LGBT History; congratulations to Paul and the team at Coventry Pride. As a first-time attendee and participant, I was impressed with the depth and range of the presentations delivered: everything from first-hand accounts of activism and reportage, the lives and roles of LGBT members in …

But Where I’m From it’s Illegal: A Comparative Reading of Early-20th Century ‘Gay’ Literature

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A presentation that compares themes and depictions of LGBT characters and lives during the early-to-mid 20th century.’ This presentation advocates for the viability of literature as a tool for historical enquiry. That is, ‘LGBT literature’ can offer insight regarding the norms, practices, and experiences of LGBT characters and authors in their particular historical and cultural context. In order to do …

Cheryl Morgan introduces us to the Chosen of the Goddess

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Media coverage of trans people often states that we are a recent invention, perhaps dating only from 1930s Germany. The reality is much more complicated. People have been living lives outside of the gender binary for all of human history. Indeed, in the past societies were often more open to different genders than they are now. In the ancient world, …

Wood Green Arts Charity Wise Thoughts Receives Waltham Forest LGBT History Month Commission

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Wood Green Arts Charity Wise Thoughts Receives Waltham Forest LGBT History Month commission. London Borough of Waltham Forest is proud to announce that Wise Thoughts will be delivery an exciting programme of events for LGBT History Month 2017. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) History Month is celebrated annually each February in the UK and presents an opportunity for Waltham …

Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016

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Inspired by US black civil rights movement to fight for LGBT freedom Acceptance of the medal dedicated to Southall Black Sisters London, UK – 29 November 2016 source Awarded for “tireless campaigning on human rights & social equality”   The Albert Medal 2016 has been awarded to LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. …

OUTing the Past: The 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture

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The 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture Sponsored by the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (Founded 1965) Evening of Friday 3rd March 2017 6pm to 9pm hosted by Liverpool John Moores University The Redmonds lecture theatre, Liverpool John Moores University, Brownlow Hill Liverpool We are delighted to announce that the 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture will be delivered by: Diana Souhami, award-winning author will deliver wonderful …

The Victoria and Albert Museum is Blurring the Lines and OUTing the Past for 2017

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OUTing the Past: (London) @ The Victoria & Albert Museum Friday 10th February 2017 (18:00 to 21:00 hrs) The V&A is pleased to announce that on the 10th February 2017 we are taking part as one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past: The National Festival of LGBT History. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the …

Parliament’s Speaker’s Chamber Goes Rainbow to Launch LGBT History Month 2017

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The LGBT History Month Launch is a November tradition in the Diversity Calendar and it’s always held in a prestigious venue, but with 2017 being the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act we took it up a notch and held it in the Speaker’s Chamber at the Houses of Parliament. As guests of the Speaker John Bercow, a …

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 …