VOICES FOR HERITAGE- involving LGBT+ teenagers in researching their communities histories.

Y-Services is a youth service charity operating in the county of Hampshire. Since 2017 their four Young LGBT+ groups (based in Fareham, Gosport, Winchester and Havant) have engaged in a Heritage Lottery funded LGBT+ history project. Led by youth worker Dawn Tracy, young people (aged 13-19 years) have gained knowledge and experience by interviewing older […]

First Ever UK Muslim Pride This Spring!

LGBT+ Muslim group Imaan has set the date for the UK’s first ever Muslim Pride festival. The event will take place in London on Saturday, April 11, the group announced on social media. “It’s happening! We’ve set the date for the first EVER Muslim Pride event. Tickets go on sale in two weeks!” they said […]

Jonathan Cutbill’s LGBT+ Historical Library Collection moving day – BBC Radio Shropshire

Jonathan Cutbill, a founder of Gay’s The Word bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury, died last May aged 82. His collection, which has over 33,000 items, dates back to 1760, and will be moved from his Shrewsbury home to the University of London. The collection,is catalogued and cross-referenced, consists of books, newspapers, pamphlets, artworks, correspondence and other […]

Jeff Evans – We’re Here, We’re Queer, And We’re Not Going Shopping!

Back in early 1990s, with the AIDS crisis at its height, Dr Jeff Evans and Simon McGurk, then students in Salford, fell foul of the National Union of Students while attempting to get sexual health and safer sex advice to those most at risk, and the Salford Students Gay Society was closed down. Jeff didn’t […]

Founder of LGBT+ History Month speaks about diversity and tackling homophobia – CamdenNewJournal

“If people call it ‘gay month’ I have an epileptic fit,” says Sue Sanders, “We work very hard to show diversity.” 07 February, 2020 — By Helen Chapman Rainbow flags are being raised this February in recognition of LGBT+ History Month, celebrating the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. LGBT+ History Month was founded in […]

The evolution of LGBT+ History Month

Dawn Langley Simmons may not be a name you instantly recognise. Born Gordon Langley Hall in 1922, the novelist had gender reassignment surgery in the USA in the 1960s after making the country her home. Her 1969 wedding marked South Carolina’s first, legal, interracial marriage and led to her being shunned by many members of […]