PHM’s Playwright in Residence to Debut Peter Tatchell Play

New Stephen M Hornby work focusing on the infamous Bermondsey by-election to be performed during LGBT History Month 2019 @PHMMcr People’s History Museum (PHM) has appointed award winning Manchester writer Stephen M Hornby to be a Playwright in Residence in a project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the North Weston […]

Jane Hoy & Helen Sandler – Writing Festival Theatre

Writing Festival Theatre: Living Histories Cymru Jane Hoy reflects on how she and her partner, Helen Sandler, turned two local women who had become hidden from history into a ‘conversation in costume’ for OUTing the Past 2016. They have now produced a second show, about the Ladies of Llangollen, which they are offering in 2019. […]

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 […]

Trade Unions Championing LGBT Equality at People's History Museum

Peter Purton, who retired recently as the TUC’s LGBT officer, has written a book to fill a big gap in the history of how we won LGBT rights in Britain: trade unions played an enormous part in all our victories but this is invisible to most people. From the beginning of our struggle for equality, […]

The Jan Bridget Collection at Lancashire Archives is OUTing the Past in the North West

The co-founder of Lesbian Information Service (1987-1998) and Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale (1999-2011) is giving an introduction to the ‘Jan  Bridget Collection’ held at Lancashire Archives in Preston.   “All too often,” Jan said, “the history of LGBT people, in particular lesbians, is hidden.  It is fantastic that Lancashire Archives agreed to accept my […]

Manchester's People’s History Museum is Never Going Underground for OUTing the Past 2017

OUTing the Past: Manchester People’s History Museum Sunday 26 February 2017, 11.00am – 5.00pm On the opening weekend of Never Going Underground, join us to celebrate LGBT History Month with OUTing the Past Manchester (part of the 3rd National Festival of LGBT History). There will be taster tours throughout the day of the exhibition and PHM’s […]

Who is Prof Susan Stryker and Her Lecture "Every Breath"

It is all too easy in these heady ‘tipping point’ days to forget the long history of the struggle for transgender rights, dignities and respect. It is all too easy to imagine that our appearing on or in magazines denotes freedoms and acceptance, on some levels it does, but in its media acceptance it glosses […]

Tatchell Speaks on Vaernat's war Crimes

At the LGBT History Festival, hosted by Schools OUT UK and filmed by Manchester’s LGBTV in February this year, Peter Tatchell spoke of the international air-brushing of the activities of a Nazi war criminal who subjected victims to horrendous abuse because of their homosexuality, as well as the subsequent efforts to protect him from prosecution, […]

Prejudice and Pride Launched in History Month

Prejudice and Pride, a book of personal LGBT histories, was launched in Manchester at The people’s Museum on February 28th at an event held by LGBT Youth North West. The group’s director Amelia Lee said: “An LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960′s to the 2000′s has had a huge impact on our […]