In February of 2015 we held the first National Festival of LGBT History and the second What is LGBT History and How to Do It conference in Manchester. There were many highlights as we had over 80 presentations in the People’s National History Museum and the new Manchester Central Library. The academic conference had 100 […]
Following the massive success of the first ever LGBT History Festival to be held in the UK, Schools OUT UK is presenting 6 festivals over LGBT History Month in 2016. The festivals cover several regions in England and will cover popular LGBT history presentations by experts in their field, as well as having a presentations for […]
The Third ‘What is & How to Do LGBT History?’ Conference Manchester: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February 2016 The third ‘What is & How to Do LGBT History: Methods, Subjects and Approaches’ conference is part of the second National Festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans* History that will run throughout the month of […]
Over the festival weekend, I’m launching Amiable Warriors, the history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). Founded in 1964 as the North West local committee of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, CHE mutated over the next few years into the largest LGBT organisation this country has ever known.
At the People’s History Museum we have a number of collections of LGBT material, including banners, badges, posters and archives of organisations such as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.
How can we all make the world more equal for LGBT people? “Hope will never be silent”, said iconic American politician Harvey Milk, who was assassinated alongside colleague George Moscone in 1978. When faced with tragedy, or oppression everywhere, it’s easy to feel powerless and insignificant – both natural responses to seemingly insurmountable problems. Both […]
Do you know what a ‘pose plastique’ is? It’s got nothing to do with rubber.The First National Festival of LGBT History invites you to a pub quiz like no other: a historical sex quiz. LGBT Historian Jeff Evans will be delving into the steamy history of sex to find questions that both challenge and offend.Quiz […]