Mary McIntosh 1936-2013 indisputably Britain’s leading feminist talk

My subject for LGBT History Month 2019 is Mary McIntosh 1936-2013 who was indisputably Britain’s leading feminist. McIntosh was educated at High Wycombe School and St Anne’s College, Oxford, where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. After graduating in 1958 she moved to the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked as a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Sociology Department, out of which grew her interest in criminology.

Hidden from History? The psychiatric (mis) treatment of lesbians since the 1950s in England.

We know a fair bit about what happened to gay men in the English mental health system. For example, the fact that some men received ‘aversion therapy’ (see, for example, Curing Queers by Tommy Dickenson). But what happened to Lesbians?  We have been exploring LGBT; women’s; and mental health archives to find out what happened to same-sex attracted women in the mental health system in England.  As a result of our research, we could offer talks on the following topics:

Jane Hoy & Helen Sandler – Writing Festival Theatre

Writing Festival Theatre: Living Histories Cymru Jane Hoy reflects on how she and her partner, Helen Sandler, turned two local women who had become hidden from history into a ‘conversation in costume’ for OUTing the Past 2016. They have now produced a second show, about the Ladies of Llangollen, which they are offering in 2019. Since moving to mid Wales …

LGBT Poet Laureate Available for History Month

Inaugural LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has kindly made herself available for LGBT History Month events available for LGBT History Month events. In her own words: I’m happy to come along and support your LGBT History Month event with site/event specific poetry. My work explores the external & internal landscapes of our  LGBTQ+ Community. It records our History and Celebrates our …

New QUIST App provides Digital World LGBTQ Map

With the Supreme Court’s historic decision today legalizing same-sex marriage nationally and the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this weekend, it seems a perfect time to look back at the history of the LGBTQ rights movements. It is true that we have a long way to go, but today let’s reflect on how far we’ve come.  Some movements have …

Various LGBT HM 2018 Talks Available

LGBT HM 2018 Talks: Progress & regress of LGBTIQ rights; Gender ID around world; Language & Labels in other cultures; GRA 2.0 Conflict Mapping the progress and regress of LGBTIQ+ rights around the world – eg. Same-sex marriage in only 25 countries, Gender self-identity in only 7, Gay sex still illegal in 72 countries, Pride marches & LGBT groups banned …

An exhibition of trans people, by trans people, for trans people – and everyone else.

About the Transworkers project An exhibition of trans people, by trans people, for trans people – and everyone else. The project started almost two years ago. It is a collection of photographs of “TQI” people at work, and includes people who are female to male, male to female, non binary or intersex. (Some may also be L,G, or B too.) …

Headspace Reveals What It Is Really Like to Be Trans

A new short film by trans advocate and film director Jake Graf demonstrates movingly the everyday dilemmas trans people have to face that cisgender people may not have recognised. See the film here. Jake is a writer, actor and director based in London, whose first four award winning filis a patron of ms, ‘XWHY’, ‘Brace’, ‘Chance’ and ‘Dawn’ have all been nominated for The Iris …

Two Film Screenings Available for History Month Events

Spectacle is an award winning independent television production company based in London specialising in documentary, community-led investigative journalism and participatory media. Spectacle undertakes production, documentation and community engagement commissions as well as distributing films. We have an extensive digital video archive with 1000s of hours of video from 1979-present that includes some interesting short videos that we think are relevant to the …

Speaker Offered on Famous Victorian Writer John Addington Symonds

I’ve recently finished editing a new and complete edition of John Addington Symonds’s Memoirs, and this should be published in late January 2017 http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137291233 Symonds was a famous Victorian writer, and his remarkable autobiography (which survives in manuscript form, locked away in the London Library) tells the story of his struggles to understand, express and accommodate his homosexuality. I recently …