Andrew Lumsden Exhibition – Platform Southwark

Veteran campaigner Andrew says… I’m having an exhibition, “50 years of drawings”,  at Platform Southwark, 1 Joan St, South Bank, SE1 8BS between Wednesday 11 July and Saturday 14 July There’ll be 120 colour photos I took of London Pride 2003 with a request to visitors to see if they can find themselves anywhere in them & we’re hanging ‘A Sense of Alarm’, the Independent ad […]

Merseyside Goes Pink! The OUTing the Past Festival Conference

Full details, including how to book, here The next conference will take place 16th – 18th March 2018. The programme is available here. The theme for 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’. Outing the Past (formerly known as Sexing the Past) is a conference dedicated to examining the subjects and methodologies that are part of LGBT+ history. […]

Happy History Month 2018!

LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s […]

What makes an object LGBTQ? – British Museum 7th July

Special Event A panel of speakers tries to answer one question What makes an object LGBTQ? 7th July 2017 18.30–19.45 The British Museum Tickets £5/£3   Nigel Harris, Director, Camden LGBT Forum. Professor Richard Parkinson, University of Oxford, author of A Little Gay History: desire and diversity across the world Sue Sanders, Emeritus Professor Harvey Milk […]

Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

Some members of the SOUK committee were invited to the British Museum for the opening of their new exhibition ‘Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories’. This show is part of a season looking at LGBTQ histories, which also includes a display of David Hockney’s etchings based on Cavafy’s poems. Schools OUT UK chair and CEO […]

Arts Council massive Endorsement for LGBT History Month

Celebrating the LGBT community through arts and culture Posted By Arts Council England on 06 March 2017 February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education. The arts provide an incredible opportunity to break down barriers, promote understanding […]

Stuart Milk to launch OUTing the Past at the People’s History Museum

Stuart Milk to launch OUTing the Past at the People’s History Museum LGBT History Month Ÿ Sunday 26 February 2017 www.phm.org.uk @PHMMcr     International human rights activist and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, Stuart Milk will be taking to the stage to talk about his work and to kick off OUTing the Past, […]

Hackney launches borough wide LGBTQI+ festival and history drive

Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just […]

It is all starting in Shrewsbury

Once that ball starts rolling there is just no stopping it – we are on our way to Back in Time 2. The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition went up on 4th February – tick The Shrewsbury History Festival Exhibition went up on 11th February at Participate Contemporary Artspace – tick (and a whole load of fabulous people have come forward at […]