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 […]

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: […]