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 …

National Maritime Museum is Reinventing How We Approach LGBTQ+ Stories

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OUTing the Past: (London) @ Royal Museums Greenwich Tuesday 7th February 2017 (18:00 to 21:00 hrs) ‘Everyone’s queer when they leave the pier!’ Last year Royal Museums Greenwich hosted its first LGBT History Month with the National Maritime Museum at the centre. Now the National Maritime Museum is reinventing how we approach LGBTQ+ stories and shining a light on our …

Stand Up 2016 week Starts In Ireland

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Now in its seventh year, Stand Up Week runs this week from Nov 14 – 18. 25% of post primary schools in Ireland participated last year making it one of the most important anti-bullying initiatives in the post primary school calendar. The Minister and BeLonG To are calling on even more post primary schools to participate this year to help address …

AFC Bournemouth Join Bournemouth University Students to Present OUTing the Past 2017

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On Saturday 18th February 2017, the 3rd National Festival of LGBT History, presented by Schools OUT UK, is for the first time coming to Bournemouth as part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. The event, ‘OUTing the Past: Bournemouth’ will join other festival hubs around the country in a one day showcase of historical or archival readings and …

A day of free public talks at York Explore Library will reveal hidden LGBT history on Saturday 11th February 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kit Heyam (Lead Coordinator, York LGBT History Month) Email: kit@yorklgbthistory.org.uk Telephone: 07504 690246 31 October 2016 A day of free public talks at York Explore Library will reveal hidden LGBT history on Saturday 11th February 2017. For the second year, York will be hosting the National Festival of LGBT History. Visitors can drop in any time between …

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 …

Black History Month

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October is Black History Month in the UK To see out list of Black LGBT influential people go here To read the BHM magazine go here  

Half of teachers ‘didn’t read’ government guidance on LGBT-inclusive education

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(from Pink News) A report from the Time for Inclusive Education campaign has exposed the devastating impact of homophobic bullying. As pressure mounts for LGBT issues to be taught in all Scottish schools. the TIE campaign this week launched a report highlighting high rates of bullying, attempted suicide, self-harm and mental health issues among LGBT young people.   Of the 169 LGBT pupils and former …

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 …

Camden LGBT History Month 2016 ‘Powered by Love 1’

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This film was a snap shot of some of the people, activists, artists, performers and organisations I had the pleasure to meet during LGBT History Month 2016. There was no pre- production to this film or budget, and therefore it is a spontaneous, personal journey of discovery, within the month of February 2016.