Curiouser and Curiouser: LGBT History Conference

>LGBT history and heritage ideas are going from strength to strength. But what are the challenges around collecting, conserving and communicating the history of LBGT people and who and what is that history for? The London Metropolitan Archives are organising their sixth annual LGBT History and Archives Conference, which will include talks, Q&A sessions and […]

Les-Bi-Con 2008

>A regional Les-Bi-Con will be taking place on Saturday 1st March 2008 between 11-6pm. The purpose of the day is to bring Lesbian and Bi women from across the North West (and beyond) together to learn from each other about how to be active in running groups; volunteering in groups; and undertsanding the needs of […]

United Prides Conference

>The next United Prides Conference will be held on Saturday January 19th and Sunday January 20th 2008 in Manchester from noon on the first day and finish with lunch on Sunday. A full programme of seminars, speakers and workshops is currently being created but the organisers would appreciate feedback from the public and Pride events […]

Let’s Pretend! – Fifth Annual LGBT History and Archives Conference

>Back in 1988, Section 28 of the Local Government Act stated that a local authority was not permitted to “promote the teaching … of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” The London Metropolitan Archives’ Fifth Annual LGBT History and Archives Conference, this year, sets out to explore the experience of LGBT families […]

The Global Politics of LGBT Human Rights – International Conference

> The international conference ‘The Global Politics of LGBT Human Rights’ will be held on Friday 16 November 2007 at the University of Glasgow. This is being co-organised Kelly Kollman, Lecturer in Politics (Department of Politics), and Matthew Waites, Lecturer in Sociology (Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences), both at University of Glasgow. […]

Queer Discipline:

>a series of research seminars on queer studies and interdisciplinarity 29 October * 5.15pm * Room 238 (English Dept Common Room) Matt Cook (History, Birkbeck)‘Homes fit for homos: Joe Orton and the Domesticated Queer’ all seminars are held on the Strand Campus of King’s College London queer discipline 2007–08 is convened by Mark Turner (English, […]

Wolfenden50 – Conference

>Wolfenden50: Sex/Life/Politics in the British World 1945-1969 2007 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Wolfenden Report, a British government inquiry into homosexuality and prostitution which profoundly shaped public debate on the regulation of these sexualities (and others), in Britain and beyond. Most famously, the Report recommended that homosexual acts between consenting adults in private ought […]