Celebrate IDAHOBIT in 3 Easy Steps

Every May 17, our global community comes together to draw the attention of the world to the realities of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics. It is a day to call out human rights violations that we keep facing every day, but also a moment of global pride and […]

22-year-old queer activist Courtney Brousseau gunned down in San Francisco

San Francisco mourns the loss of Courtney Brousseau, a 22-year-old queer activist. Unknown gunmen shot Brousseau in San Francisco’s Dolores Park last Friday. “I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores park and for a brief moment everything felt okay,” Brousseau said on Twitter. He posted the tweet along with a pictureat 8:17 PM. Moments later, […]

Joint Statement about LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response […]

Award-Winning Photographer Left Iran To Be Gay. Two Months After Finding Love, He Died Of Coronavirus.

by via Patrick Strudwick, Buzzfeed To the customers at the branch of Sainsbury’s supermarket in Clapham, South London, where he worked part-time towards the end of his life, Shahin Shahablou was simply an incredibly helpful member of staff. They had no idea who he was or what he had endured. Shahablou, who died of the […]

Call For Museums To Take Part In #museumfromhome Event On 30th April

by Alistair Brown – Museums Association The Museums Association (MA) is calling for museums across the UK to participate in a BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine event called #MuseumFromHome on 30 April. The event will be a whole day of content on social media, TV and radio focusing on the UK’s museums, and we want you and […]

David Harvey obituary

My friend David Harvey, who has died aged 59 after contracting Covid-19, was a radio and television journalist and a former chair of the Brighton Pride festival. He took over at Brighton Pride in 2002 when it was all but bankrupt, and under his leadership it secured charitable status, developed partnerships with local businesses and organisations, and […]

‘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 […]

Tarlach Mac Niallais – Belfast-born LGBT+ activist dies in New York of Coronavirus

Family of north Belfast man who died in New York from coronavirus speak of their ‘immense’ loss The family of a north Belfast-born man who died in the United States from coronavirus have spoken of their “immense” loss. Tarlach Mac Niallais (Terry Nellis), who was originally from the Newington area but lived in New York, […]

Jonathan Cutbill’s LGBT+ Historical Library Collection moving day – BBC Radio Shropshire

Jonathan Cutbill, a founder of Gay’s The Word bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury, died last May aged 82. His collection, which has over 33,000 items, dates back to 1760, and will be moved from his Shrewsbury home to the University of London. The collection,is catalogued and cross-referenced, consists of books, newspapers, pamphlets, artworks, correspondence and other […]