How To Queer Your Museum by Ancient House Teenage History Club

Ancient House Teenage History Club created this film to inspire other museums to find LGBTQ+ object in their collections and encourage better representation of queer stories in all museums. Part of Kick the Dust Norfolk – a National Lottery Heritage Fund project. It’s the first day of @LGBTHM and we are proud to premier @AHTeenHC‘s […]

LGBT+ History: Lessons for and from our trainee teachers

University of Manchester History PGCE by Thomas Donnai, University of Manchester History PGCE and Dr. Jeff Evans, Manchester University, Schools OUT UK. Visits to countless schools over the past 3 years, and scrutiny of countless curricula seem to confirm one thing to me: we don’t ‘do’ LGBT History very well in schools. Of real concern […]

A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe nominated for Irish Stage Award

As part of OTP 2019, Schools OUT UK’s Dr Jeff Evans commissioned a play based on events in Ulster’s LGBT+ history that he witnessed first hand. It has earned actor Christopher Grant who plays Michael a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2020. A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe: […]

OUTing The Past 2020 – Invitations for Hubs and Presenters

OUTing the Past invites for presenters and Hubs 1st September to 31st September OUTing the Past is a growing international festival of LGBT history run by Schools OUT UK and our passionate unpaid volunteers. This year we had over 100 offers of presentations and 17 hubs in the UK, the island of Ireland, Norway, Sweden […]

A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe

A new show from Belfast theatre company Kabosh takes its inspiration from historic events in the north’s battle for LGBTQ+ equality. David Roy spoke to writer Dominic Montague about bringing A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe to the former Turf Lodge social club which played a key role in this remarkable story SET in […]

OTP2019 – The Biggest Yet! Applications Welcome!

A word from Sue Sanders: We are thrilled to announce our invitation to you, our supporters, to tell your stories, share your research on LGBT History as part of our biggest OUTing The Past celebration yet –  20 venues including across not just the UK and Ireland, but Norway, Sweden and New York as well! […]

Merseyside Goes Pink! The OUTing the Past Festival Conference

Full details, including how to book, here The next conference will take place 16th – 18th March 2018. The programme is available here. The theme for 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’. Outing the Past (formerly known as Sexing the Past) is a conference dedicated to examining the subjects and methodologies that are part of LGBT+ history. […]

A leading LGBTQ+ group has slammed the mainstream media’s reporting of UK human rights violations

From The Canary A leading LGBTQ+ group has hit out at the mainstream media’s failings in reporting human rights violations in Northern Ireland, and slammed a media outlet’s coverage of one of its events as “callous and uncaring”. “We’re Queer and we should be here” The fourth OUTing the Past festival has been running up and down […]

Happy History Month 2018!

LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s […]