History was literally made in February when Schools OUT United Kingdom marked LGBT History Month with the first ever National LGBT History Festival. The second What is and How to Do LGBT History? academic conference combined with the Festival Hub which was open to the general public and free were held simultaneously at three separate […]
Over the festival weekend, I’m launching Amiable Warriors, the history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). Founded in 1964 as the North West local committee of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, CHE mutated over the next few years into the largest LGBT organisation this country has ever known.
At the People’s History Museum we have a number of collections of LGBT material, including banners, badges, posters and archives of organisations such as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.
How can we all make the world more equal for LGBT people? “Hope will never be silent”, said iconic American politician Harvey Milk, who was assassinated alongside colleague George Moscone in 1978. When faced with tragedy, or oppression everywhere, it’s easy to feel powerless and insignificant – both natural responses to seemingly insurmountable problems. Both […]
Do you know what a ‘pose plastique’ is? It’s got nothing to do with rubber.The First National Festival of LGBT History invites you to a pub quiz like no other: a historical sex quiz. LGBT Historian Jeff Evans will be delving into the steamy history of sex to find questions that both challenge and offend.Quiz […]
Man of the moment, Russell T Davies, writer of Cucumber, Queer as Folk and Doctor Who has been announced as a patron of A Very Victorian Scandal. Russell said: It’s a delight and an honour to support these wonderful shows. Three new gay dramas about Manchester and they’re not mine. Hurrah! You lucky people. A […]
It was George Santayana who first coined the phrase that “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. As a successful campaigner I have always taken those words to heart. At the very beginning of my campaigning career I saw it as a responsibility of mine to learn about the history […]
Our schedule is nearly completed, venues are booked, and volunteers primed to present three centuries of history for adults and children of all ages. For a full infomation pack on all our fantastic speakers and events, see the right sidebar. Trailblazing campaigners speaking at the event include Christine Burns MBE (Press For Change), Peter Tatchell […]
The LGBT History Festival spurred me into starting a project I’ve been interested in for years. Although I am neither a historian nor a film-maker, the callout for submissions made me decide to record some archive material and to make a short film. I lived in London in the 1980s in a lesbian feminist community […]