Celebrating and Qualifying the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front

from Labour Hub The first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front was held 50 years ago this month.  Jeff Evans reflects on the long struggle for LGBTQ+ rights As a ‘sissy’ child of the 1960s and ‘70s living in a former Lancashire mining village, the birth of the Gay Liberation Front(GLF) generated no direct impact on […]

LGBT+ History Month 2021 Launch: ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ ONLINE TONIGHT!

Join us in association with The British Library for the launch of LGBT+ History Month 2021 Book Here This is an online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time. Each year ‘Five Faces’ are chosen to […]

London Metropolitan Archives 18th Annual LGBTQ+ Conference: ‘UNORTHODOX’

unorthodox /ʌnˈɔːθədɒks/ contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted. Saturday 5th December 2020 – Celebrating its 18th birthday, the LGBTQ+ History Conference is ‘coming of age’, yet it is still grappling with important themes in history and heritage. #UnorthodoxConf Book Here This year explores a variety of topics and themes, including: How to Search […]

Rodney Wilson in conversation with Sue Sanders

The latest video on the LGBT+ History Month YouTube channel features Professor Sue Sanders, our Chair, in conversation with Rodney Wilson. Rodney is the Missouri teacher who created LGBT+ History Month in the USA, back in 1994. This piece on Rodney is from UMSL Daily, in 2015 Rodney Wilson was a graduate student at the […]

Queer Britain – ‘Open Letters’ Campaign

I wanted to reach out on behalf of Queer Britain, a charity working to create the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum.  Throughout history, the experiences of LGBTQ+ people have often been erased, overlooked or marginalised, leaving a gap in our national story. To change this and ensure that future generations can see themselves represented in history, Queer […]

LGBT+ History Month is Back On YouTube!

We are now live on YouTube! There are currently 55 videos, stretching as far back as 1987, including footage of CHE founder and father of gay rights Allan Horsfall, Schools OUT UK patron Sir Ian McKellen, Stuart Milk and Sir Derek Jacobi, as well as various interviews and talks with Professor Sue Sanders and the […]

Kabosh Theatre – OUTing the Past International Festival 2020

Event date(s): 17 June 2020 to 17 September 2020 Kabosh Theatre has been developing their working partnership with OUTing the Past International Festival of LGBT+ History (OTP). The latest project, developed with funding from the Community Relations Council, is the creation of the audio component for the Queering the North touring exhibition: a joint project between Schools OUT(UK), […]

1970 GLF Veterans To March 2020 Pride In London Route

Pride March 27th June 1pm, outside BBC, Portland Place London W1 Please Note – this march is for Veterans only This year’s Pride in London parade has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But veterans from the London Gay Liberation Front 1970-74, including Peter Tatchell, will march anyway on the same day, along the […]

OTP 2021 To Go Virtual

Understandably the response to the current viral pandemic was to ensure the safety of participants and organisers alike, resulting in the postponement of the last Hubs of the 2020 Festival (OTP Dublin, OTP New York & OTP Boston). The pandemic was brought even more forcefully home when on 1st April our dear colleague Tarlach Mac […]

History Month 2021 Is Go! PHSE – Body, Mind, Spirit

Dan Vo’s Museum At Home Podcast with Sue Sanders In 2017, the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we chose ‘PHSE, Citizenship and Law’ as our theme. For 2021, we are returning to PHSE, but to highlight some other aspect of its syllabus – namely physical and mental health.  The Five Faces For 2021 –  […]