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 personal testimonies that uncover the rich, and often lost, history of the LGBT community. The theme for LGBT History Month is Law, Citizenship and PHSE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) to enable us to collectively acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
OUTing the Past: Bournemouth will be a diverse and engaging programme of events exploring the diversity of LGBT history; hosted between 11:00 and 16:45 at the Executive Business Centre (EBC) located in Lansdowne in the heart of Bournemouth, only a short walk from Bournemouth Travel Interchange, giving easy access by bus, train and coach.
The free one-day programme of talks on a range of historical LGBT topics, covering a wide array of subjects including:
- Criminal prosecution of inter-male sex 1850-1970
- Lesbian sexuality and the law
- Gender beyond the binary