An introduction to National LGBT History Festival – Sue Sanders' introduction

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 […]

6 History Festivals for February 16

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 […]

Academic Call for Papers for the Third "What is & How to Do LGBT History: Methods, Subjects and Approaches"

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 […]

AMIABLE WARRIORS: THE HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY

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.

FROM THE CASTRO TO SECTION 28: HARVEY MILK, SCHOOLS OUT UK, AND FORTY YEARS OF EDUCATING OUT PREJUDICE

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 […]