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 […]

Ox Lite Magazine – The Love Issue

The February issue of February’s Ox Lite Magazine features an interview with Professor Sue Sanders, co-founder of LGBT+ History Month in 2004. The article is on page 48. The image below is a PDF link. (Remember to use the magnifying glass icon to make the piece readable). Click to open:

LGBT+ History Month films from Manchester Metropolitan University

Over the month MMU will be releasing a film every day on their YouTube channel. Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ManMetUni/videos and at the schedule below to see what’s on its way. Release Date Speaker Author 1st Andrew McMillan Tom Spanbauer To celebrate LGBT History Month 2020, the Department of English has produced this series of […]

How To Queer Your Museum by Ancient House Teenage History Club

Ancient House Teenage History Club created this film to inspire other museums to find LGBTQ+ object in their collections and encourage better representation of queer stories in all museums. Part of Kick the Dust Norfolk – a National Lottery Heritage Fund project. It’s the first day of @LGBTHM and we are proud to premier @AHTeenHC‘s […]

LGBT+ History: Lessons for and from our trainee teachers

University of Manchester History PGCE by Thomas Donnai, University of Manchester History PGCE and Dr. Jeff Evans, Manchester University, Schools OUT UK. Visits to countless schools over the past 3 years, and scrutiny of countless curricula seem to confirm one thing to me: we don’t ‘do’ LGBT History very well in schools. Of real concern […]

A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe nominated for Irish Stage Award

As part of OTP 2019, Schools OUT UK’s Dr Jeff Evans commissioned a play based on events in Ulster’s LGBT+ history that he witnessed first hand. It has earned actor Christopher Grant who plays Michael a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2020. A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe: […]

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 […]

Queering The North – Museum of Free Derry Exhibition

The Museum of Free Derry in partnership with OUTing the Past International Festival of LGBT+ History is proud to announce the launch of Queering the North, the first ever museum exhibition dedicated to an expansive reading of the history of the LGBT+ community in the north of Ireland/Northern Ireland from 1967 to the present day. […]