OUTing the Past: The 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture

UPDATE: VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
We are delighted to include the video of the Third Allan Horsfall Lecture, recorded at Liverpool John Moores University. Diana Souhami, the award-winning author delivered her lecture ‘The Painter Gluck, “no prefix, suffix, or quotes” and Other Notable Lesbians’ and Bisi Alimi the founder and the Executive Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, an organisation working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria.

Russell T Davies’ Outstanding Achievement Award

The creator of Queer as Folk and Torchwood, and patron of OUTing The Past,  discussed his career with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler.  Cult TV icon Russell T Davies deservedly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2017’s TV Festival, and his interview with Nicola Shindler is now available to view on YouTube. Nicola, founder of the Red Production […]

A step forward? 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act

The National Archives is pleased to announce an exciting series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts in England and Wales. Records held at The National Archives tell an essential part of this story from the 1957 Wolfenden Report recommendations to decriminalise homosexuality, to […]

Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

Some members of the SOUK committee were invited to the British Museum for the opening of their new exhibition ‘Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories’. This show is part of a season looking at LGBTQ histories, which also includes a display of David Hockney’s etchings based on Cavafy’s poems. Schools OUT UK chair and CEO […]

OUTing the Past 2017: A resounding success – National Archives

On Saturday 11 February, we were proud to host an OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival event, exploring LGBTQ+ history that can be found in our collection and beyond. As one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past, and in the year that sees the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the […]

Thanks on Behalf of Schools OUT

Schools OUT(UK) extends a BIG THANK YOU to all of the literally thousands of people that attended one or more of last month’s OUTing the Past events during February 2017’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History Month. This stunning success of the 3rd National Festival of LGBT History was only made possible by the endeavour […]

Arts Council massive Endorsement for LGBT History Month

Celebrating the LGBT community through arts and culture Posted By Arts Council England on 06 March 2017 February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education. The arts provide an incredible opportunity to break down barriers, promote understanding […]

Perspectives on LGBT history: Lois Stone

Presenters at SEXing the Past 2017 have been commenting on the motivations, perspectives and sources that inform their work in LGBT history as well as their thoughts regarding the upcoming conference. Lois Stone, a PhD student in Archaeology at the University of Manchester, offers the following reflections. I became interested in studying gender and sexuality […]