Queering the North

23 Aug 2021 — 28 Aug 2021 Queering the North The OUTing the Past International Festival of LGBT+ History (est. Manchester in 2005) has teamed up with the Museum of Free Derry to create the first retrospective showcase of NI Queer Activism. A rare insight into the previously unacknowledged tenacious heroism of queer activism in […]

BBC History Extra – LGBTQ+ History Week 2021

It’s LGBTQ+ history week on HistoryExtra. Every day this week, we’ll be releasing new articles and podcasts about LGBTQ+ history – from a panel discussion with expert historians to articles about fascinating historical figures and milestones that you might never have heard about before. Our LGBTQ+ history week coincides with LGBT+ history month in the UK, […]

LGBT+ veterans dismissed through homophobia can reclaim medals

(from the BBC News site) Ex-military personnel dismissed from the armed forces because of their sexuality can now reclaim lost medals. Under a new scheme to remedy historical injustices, former service personnel can apply to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to restore honours. It follows Falklands veteran Joe Ousalice’s successful battle to return awards he […]

BBC Sport celebrates LGBT+ History Month 2021

For the first time, The BBC is making a conscious effort to support and highlight LGBT+ History Month. Items have been posted on the main website, along with articles on programmes such as ‘Football Focus’ throughout February. “BBC Sport will be celebrating the amazing achievements of LGBT+ athletes, and the impact they have made beyond […]

It’s a Sin: Remembering lost friends

By Ian Temple Russell T. Davies’ new five-part series It’s A Sin on Channel 4 has floored me. Not only does it portray London in the early 1980s for a gay man so accurately (helped with a nostalgic soundtrack featuring Erasure, Bronski Beat, Culture Club, Wham, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Divine and Queen), but it […]

Proud Trust Education Pack 2021

FREE RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS, PARENTS, CARERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS PUT LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH FIRMLY ON THE CURRICULUM Educational digital downloads available now and free for anyone to use Children and young people can take their place in LGBT+ history by designing new logo and badge for LGBT+ History Month 2022 The UK’s largest LGBT+ youth […]

GROWING UP NEEDING THE PAST – An Activist’s Reflection on the History of LGBT+ History Month in the UK

From SQS, a Finnish LGBT+ Magazine. This issue features this piece from Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders. Patron Dan Vo discusses “The Compassionate Way: Towards Trans and Non-Binary Inclusive Narratives in Museums” (click on the link and scroll down for Dan’s piece) by Sue Sanders Thinking back, when growing up in London in the […]

YouTube – London Metropolitan Archives LGBTQ+ Conference 2020

This event has ended. Our YouTube link to the speakers is here. 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 […]

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 […]