“Have Pride: An inspirational history of the LGBTQ+ movement” By Stella Caldwell

I don’t believe this book will ever find a place on my bookshelf. It has already been passed to family who have plans to pass it to friends and with hope, this book’s message will spread. Have Pride is a whistle stop tour through the highs and lows of LGBTQ+ history. Thankfully, today many LGBTQ+ […]

A RICH AND VARIED ANTHOLOGY: Josephine Corcoran Reviews Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry

Full Review here: https://ninearchespress.blogspot.com/2020/06/a-rich-and-varied-anthology-josephine.html?m=1 Adam Lowe is a member of the steering committee of Schools OUT UK, creators of LGBT+ History Month, The Classroom and OUTing The Past. In Adam Lowe’s ‘Boy-Machine,’ a different kind of air travel is contemplated as the myth of Icarus unfolds from three perspectives: the first speaker dreams of the sensual […]

Larry Kramer Dies Aged 84

Statement from Peter Tatchell,Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, who knew Larry Kramer “Larry Kramer was an inspiring playwright, author and pioneering campaigner on LGBT+ and HIV issues. He helped galvanise the formation of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, which successfully challenged US government inaction and forced pharmaceutical companies to speed their efforts to […]

“No Modernism Without Lesbians”, by Diana Souhami

Review of “No Modernism Without Lesbians”, by Diana Souhami Sue Sanders for LGBT+ History Month, May, 2020 It was back in the eighties when I went to the British Library to start my research on lesbians which I had discovered in the very coded descriptions of Dale Spenders’ book, “Women of Ideas and What Men […]

Sensible FootWear – A Girl’s Guide

Kate Charlesworth (born 1950) is a British cartoonist and artist who has produced comics and illustrations since the 1970s. Her work has appeared in LGBT publications such as The Pink Paper, Gay News, and AARGH. She has produced science comics for New Scientist (“Life, the Universe and (Almost) Everything”) and The Independent. In 2015, her graphic novel Sally Heathcote: Suffragette was included in a […]

Join Readings for the Lockdown with Homo Promos

by Peter Scot-Presland We had a little group ready to do readings of two short plays/librettos from the cycle the Gay Century, as a way of choosing which would be appropriate to take to Belfast as part of the LGBT history festival there.  This got blown away by the lockdown. The Gay Century is a […]

‘The Veronal Mystery’ by Norena Shopland

If you are interested in LGBT+ history and court cases this may be the book for you. Norena has done a meticulous job of following evidence, reading archives and newspapers of the time, to piece together a fascinating story of the lives of two men; Eric Trevanion and Albert Roe, and the death of Eric […]

Jacqueline Wilson announces 111th novel will feature a gay love story – “Love Frankie”

In an interview with The Guardian, Wilson spoke about the topic of her newest books set to be released in August. The story follows Frankie, who falls for Sally “the prettiest girl in her class”. The children author also spoke publicly for the first time about her own sexuality. “I’ve never really been in any kind of […]