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, […]

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 […]

2 cakes in one day from the criminal justice system! Celebrating LGBT+ work

Tuesday 21st January – morning at Thomas Tallis SchoolLaunching the Crown Prosecution Service anti homophobic schools pack. The primary author of the new pack, Berenice Miles, along with Schools OUT UK, Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence, NASUWT and several individuals including Denis Carney and Joshua Garfield, the staff and students of Thomas Tallis school under the guidance […]

Stonewall uprising veterans still astounded 50 years after making history

Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did. Standing outside the Greenwich Village tavern one recent morning, at […]

Soho to mark 20th anniversary of Admiral Duncan bombing today

(From Pink News today) April 30, 1999, was supposed mark no more than the start of a bank holiday weekend—but a deadly nail bomb attack at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho confined the date to a dark page in history for London’s LGBT+ community. Three people lost their lives in the attack, and 79 […]

Rare Interview With Trans Legend and Face of 2017 – Sylvia Rivera

Eric Marcus of Making Gay History had the rare and treasured opporunity to chat with Syliva Rivera in 1989. Now, Marcus has released the recording, which provides Rivera’s account of the Stonewall Riots and thoughts on gender identity, drag queens, and life in New York City. Eric Marcus:  Interview with Ray Rivera, Saturday, December 9, 1989, at […]

Switchboard @ 40

Switchboard @ 40 – An LGBT History Month event celebrating 40 years of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. A panel of volunteers from four decades share memories of the UK’s leading resource supporting LGBT communities.

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in their protests for ‘Coal not Dole’

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in their protests for ‘Coal not Dole’ – During the 1984-1985 miners strikes ‘Coal not Dole’ was vocalized, printed and worn by striking miners and their supporters. LGSM was born out of a meeting held at the University of London Student Union following an impromptu collection for striking miners at the 1984 Gay Pride March.