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 […]

RUSSELL T DAVIES ANNOUNCED AS PATRON OF ‘A VERY VICTORIAN SCANDAL’

Man of the moment, Russell T Davies, writer of Cucumber, Queer as Folk and Doctor Who has been announced as a patron of A Very Victorian Scandal. Russell said: It’s a delight and an honour to support these wonderful shows. Three new gay dramas about Manchester and they’re not mine. Hurrah! You lucky people. A […]

THE FIRST NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LGBT HISTORY IS NOW JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Our schedule is nearly completed, venues are booked, and volunteers primed to present three centuries of history for adults and children of all ages. For a full infomation pack on all our fantastic speakers and events, see the right sidebar. Trailblazing campaigners speaking at the event include Christine Burns MBE (Press For Change), Peter Tatchell […]

‘QUEER NOISE’ — THE HISTORY OF LGBT MUSIC AND CLUB CULTURE IN MANCHESTER

In late 2009 I acquired a small amount of funding to develop ‘Queer Noise’ – an online exhibition for Manchester District Music Archive that aimed to lift the lid on LGBT music-making and club life in Greater Manchester from the sixties to the present day. The exhibition harnessed and contextualised scanned ephemera, such as posters, […]