Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

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 […]

AMIABLE WARRIORS: THE HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY

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.

The First National Festival of LGBT History

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 […]

FROM THE CASTRO TO SECTION 28: HARVEY MILK, SCHOOLS OUT UK, AND FORTY YEARS OF EDUCATING OUT PREJUDICE

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 […]

RUSSELL T DAVIES ANNOUNCED AS PATRON OF ‘A VERY VICTORIAN SCANDAL’

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 […]