Calls for presentations for the Popular LGBT History Festival 2016 are invited before the 30th of June 2015.
The Festival hubs will be in Shrewsbury, York, Bristol, Manchester and London.
LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now an Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. They met at an equalities conference in […]
Over the festival weekend, I’m launching Amiable Warriors, the history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). Founded in 1964 as the North West local committee of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, CHE mutated over the next few years into the largest LGBT organisation this country has ever known.
American LGBT history has a wealth of cinematic output: from the classic Paris Is Burning (1991) to Milk (2008) and Dallas Buyer’s Club (2013). On our side of the Atlantic, what film representations are there of LGBT activist history?
At the People’s History Museum we have a number of collections of LGBT material, including banners, badges, posters and archives of organisations such as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.
A world-first popular festival, celebrating three centuries of lgbt history, run entirely by volunteers. Trailblazing campaigners, eminent scholars, and pioneering performers, join forces to share unique and rarely heard histories, for adults and children of all ages. It’s in Manchester over the St Valentine weekend. Most events are absolutely free. You need to be there […]
How can we all make the world more equal for LGBT people? “Hope will never be silent”, said iconic American politician Harvey Milk, who was assassinated alongside colleague George Moscone in 1978. When faced with tragedy, or oppression everywhere, it’s easy to feel powerless and insignificant – both natural responses to seemingly insurmountable problems. Both […]
Do you know what a ‘pose plastique’ is? It’s got nothing to do with rubber.The First National Festival of LGBT History invites you to a pub quiz like no other: a historical sex quiz. LGBT Historian Jeff Evans will be delving into the steamy history of sex to find questions that both challenge and offend.Quiz […]
Man of the moment, Russell T Davies, writer of Cucumber, Queer as Folk and Doctor Who has been announced as a patron of A Very Victorian Scandal. Russell said: It’s a delight and an honour to support these wonderful shows. Three new gay dramas about Manchester and they’re not mine. Hurrah! You lucky people. A […]
It was George Santayana who first coined the phrase that “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. As a successful campaigner I have always taken those words to heart. At the very beginning of my campaigning career I saw it as a responsibility of mine to learn about the history […]