Forbidden love: The WW2 letters between two men

While on military training during World War Two, Gilbert Bradley was in love. He exchanged hundreds of letters with his sweetheart – who merely signed with the initial “G”. But more than 70 years later, it was discovered that G stood for Gordon, and Gilbert had been in love with a man. At the time, […]

Sheila McWattie

TRIBUTES have been paid to a campaigner, journalist and co-founder of the Free Pride festival who has died suddenly, aged 56. Sheila McWattie, of York Road, Hove, was a fundraiser for the Brighton’s Women’s Centre, Cancer Research and various causes related to Pride. One of the organisers of the Women’s Performance Tent at the festival, […]

North/South Pride Divide

Pride festivals clash today – August 3rd – with both Liverpool and Brighton holding their parades and parties. What’s more the themes clash, with Liverpool celebrating heroes and Brighton celebrating icons. If you don’t know which way to turn, bear in mind that Liverpool is free but an afternoon in Brighton’s Preston Park will set […]

Brighton Ourstory Folds

We are very sorry to report that Brighton Ourstory, the city’s LGBT History site is closing after 24 years. Te project inspired LGBT History Month as well as local history projects in several cities around the UK. The homepage of the website says: “We are sad to announce that, after twenty-four years of searching out […]

Brighton Lesbian Lives Conference in LGBT History Month

Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference: ‘THE MODERN LESBIAN’ to be held on 15-16 February 2013, at the University of Brighton, UK. This year’s keynote speakers and guests include: Sarah Schulman, Professor Lisa Downing, Robyn Pierce, Professor Laura Doan launching her new book and a special screening/panel from the BBC. There will be over 30 panels, […]

16-year-old attacked by Homophobes after Brighton Post Pride Party

The LGBT community was given a reminder that we are never safe in the UK yesterday when it was revealed that an eighteen-year-old was bottled in Brighton on the night of the post Pride Party – September the 1st. He became separated from his friends at about 11.30 on Saturday night and moved away from the St […]