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.

greenwich_flagNow the National Maritime Museum is reinventing how we approach LGBTQ+ stories and shining a light on our hidden histories. As part of this join us for an evening of powerful speakers on gender and identity as part of our LGBT History Month season of activities and events!
As part of our HLF funded ‘Endeavour Project’ we are changing how we work with and for communities. One chief aim is to represent all people and communities more equitably in our collections. Last year we hosted an incredible successful season of LGBTQ+ themed programming and were the hub of a Museum-sector wide presence at the LGBT Pride Parade in London. As part of our promise to better represent our communities we are privileged to be hosting Outing the Past: The 3rd National Festival of LGBT History on Tuesday the 7th of February from 18:00-21:00.
greenwich_historyThe National Maritime Museum ‘Outing The Past’ evening will focus on the voices and experiences of trans and gender-fluid people in the armed forces. Visitors will have an opportunity to hear from three amazing speakers, join in the conversation and reframe some of the Museum’s collections from a queer perspective.
Speakers will include:

  • Caroline Paige – ‘True Colours: Trailblazing Transgender Service in the Military’.
  • Dr Emma Vickers – ‘Soldiers in Skirts: Cross-dressing and Drag Among Men of the Armed Forces’

Throughout LGBT History Month 2017 the National Maritime Museum will be focussing on transformation, change and fluidity within our history and collections. In particular this year we will be celebrating trans an non cis-gendered identities both within and beyond our collections!
For more about what’s on at Royal Museums Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum visit: www.rmg.co.uk