Launch Event – Queering the North – Museum of Free Derry

You are cordially invited to the launch of the Queering the North exhibition at the Museum of Free Derry on 2 February 2020 at 6.00pm.

The exhibition will be the first to present the unique LGBT+ history of the North of Ireland/Northern Ireland from 1967 to the present day.

The Museum of Free Derry is very honoured to curate this ground-breaking project.

Speakers will include Peter Tatchell and Sara Canning, among others.

The launch will also give you the opportunity to add your voice to the oral history element of the exhibition, “What’s it like to be LGBT+ in NI in 2020?”.

Space will be limited so please RSVP to Jeff Evans by 26th January 2020 @

Queering the North will be on display in the Museum of Free Derry throughout February 2020 and will then travel to other venues across Ireland and beyond.

Dr Emma Vickers & Prof Ken Valente Dr Jeff Evans Sue Sanders (Emeritus Prof Harvey Milk Inst.)

Coordinators OTP: International Festival

Conference & Gathering of LGBT+ History Joint-Convener: OTP The International Festival of LGBT+ History Joint-Convener: OTP: The International Festival of LGBT+ History

OUTing the North Coordination Team/Contributors: Adrian Kerr (M.of FD), Dr Brian Lacey, Cathal Kerrigan, Ciaran O’Brien (QUB), Dominic Montague, Jeffrey Dudgeon, Julianne Campbell (M.of FD), Marie Mulholland, Marie Quiey, Nadine Gilmore (QUB), Nichola Mc Fall, Peter O’Neill, Dr Richard O’Leary (QUB), Tarlach Mac Mac Niallais.

OUTing the Past – Our Academic Advisory Panel (History): Dr Elisabeth Engebretsen (University of Stavanger), Dr Emma Vickers (Liverpool John Moores University), Dr Fia Sundevall (Stockholms Universitet), Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter), Dr Jeff Evans (Liverpool John Moores University), Dr Jen Grove (University of Exeter), Dr Jeremiah D. Scully (University College Cork), Dr Brian Lacey, (Retired Archaeologist and Former Director of the Discovery Programme, Dublin), Prof. Molly Merryman (Kent State University), Prof. Rainer Schulze (University of Essex) & Prof. Ken Valente (Colgate University, USA).

OUTing the Past – Our Distinguished Patrons: Aderonke Apata (Founder of African Rainbow), Alison Oram (Professor in Social and Cultural History, Leeds Becket University), Angela Eagle (Member of Parliament for Wallasey since 1992 & Government Minister 2007-2010), Bernard & Terry Reed (GIRES: Gender Identity Research & Education Society), Charles Upchurch (Associate Professor of History, Florida State University), Christine Burns (Equality and diversity specialist, podcaster, campaigner), Cyril Nri (Actor, director and writer), Gareth Thomas (Welsh International rugby player, Active Captain British and Irish Lions), Harry Cocks (Associate Professor, Department of History , University of Nottingham), Ian McKellen (Actor & Campaigner), Ian Rivers (Professor of Education for Social Change, Dept. Education, University of Strathclyde), Jeffrey Dudgeon (Activist & Historian), Jeffrey Weeks (Emeritus Research Professor in the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Studies at London South Bank University), John Amaechi (NBA Basketball player, psychologist & broadcaster), Labi Siffre (Poet, songwriter and singer), Matt Cook (Professor, History & Gender Studies, Birkbeck, University of London), Peter Tatchell (Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and Human Rights Activist.), Phyll Opuku-Gyimah (Founder of Black Pride), Sheila Rowbotham (Professor & Simon Research Fellow, University of Manchester), Stephen Whittle (Professor of Equalities Law in the School of Law, Manchester Metropolitan University), Tom Robinson (Musician, Broadcaster & LGBT Activist).

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