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


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 …

Campaigners Call for a Queer Museum in London


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


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


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


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.


PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kit Heyam (Lead Coordinator, York LGBT History Month) Email: 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


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


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