Lyra McKee – Two People Arrested

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two teenagers in connection with the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. The suspects, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Saturday morning. The arrests followed the release of …

LGBT History Month Premieres New Play On How A Man From Bolton met Queer Literary Hero Walt Whitman

Inkbrew Productions is thrilled to present: The Adhesion of Love as the 2019 national heritage premiere for LGBT History Month. Touring venues in Lancashire, Manchester and Salford 9 February to 31 May.   Written by multi-award winning playwright Stephen M Hornby, The Adhesion of Love tells the extraordinary true story of how an architect’s assistant from Bolton crossed the Atlantic …

PHM’s Playwright in Residence to Debut Peter Tatchell Play

New Stephen M Hornby work focusing on the infamous Bermondsey by-election to be performed during LGBT History Month 2019 @PHMMcr People’s History Museum (PHM) has appointed award winning Manchester writer Stephen M Hornby to be a Playwright in Residence in a project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the North Weston Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP).  …

Stuart Milk to Visit UK for History Month

The legendary Stuart Milk , Human Rights Campaigner, founder of The Harvey Milk Institute and nephew of Harvey Milk, will be in the UK on February 2019. To hear Stuart speak about LGBT+ rights campaigning around the world, go to the OUTing the Past events at London (Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH ) on the 13th of February 2019 …

Sue Sanders & Schools OUT UK Archive Launch – VIDEO UPDATE

Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK Archive Celebration Location – Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH   Short YouTube Video: Complete YouTube Video: Videos thanks to Julian Langham https://julianlangham.co.uk/ The archive of Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK is now available for all to use as part of the LGBTQ+ Collections at Bishopsgate Institute, following its Launch on Wednesday the 4th of November, …

LGBT History Month 2019 to Launch with Queer Beyond London

The Launch of LGBT History Month 2019 is ready to rolll and this year we’re twinning with Queer Beyond London to make it a really special event. The Launch will be hosted by The British Library on Wednesday the 14th of November from 5.30 onwards. The theme will be Peace, Reconciliation and Activism. The evening will begin with networking, drinks, snacks …

LGBT History Month Patron Sir Ian McKellen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Gay Times Lifetime Achievement Award has gone to Sir Ian McKellen, one of the first patrons of LGBT History Month. The award, which was announced at The Gay Times Awards Ceremony 2018 at The walker Gallery in Liverpool. He spoke proudly of his total coming out 30 years ago, which resulted in his photo appearing on the front page …

LGBT History Month Shortlisted for Gay Times Award

LGBT History Month has been shortlisted for the Gay Times Community Champions Award. Results will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held at The Walker Gallery in Liverpool on November the 8th. CEO Tony Fenwick said: “It’s a real honour to be acknowledged for our hard work as volunteers by such a prestigious publication. I really appreciate the …

RIP Lindsey Kemp

Lindsay Kemp, performer and choreographer, born 3 May 1938; died 24 August 2018 Read The Guardian Obituary here