‘QUEER NOISE’ — THE HISTORY OF LGBT MUSIC AND CLUB CULTURE IN MANCHESTER

In late 2009 I acquired a small amount of funding to develop ‘Queer Noise’ – an online exhibition for Manchester District Music Archive that aimed to lift the lid on LGBT music-making and club life in Greater Manchester from the sixties to the present day. The exhibition harnessed and contextualised scanned ephemera, such as posters, […]

Manchester Celebrates 50 Years of Homosexual History

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern gay rights movement in   October 7th 2014 The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the […]

Manchester in Love

As part of Manchester in Love LGBT History Month will be working with Manchester Metropolitan University to hold a ‘What Is and How to Do LGBT History Conference’ on the 14 and 15th of February 2015 at the LGF HQ in Canal Street Manchester. The aim is to overcome the paucity of LGBT History out there; for […]

LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music

LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music – Manchester has long been the spiritual home of Britain’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. Over the coming month people from far and wide will descend on the city for LGBT History Month, an annual celebration of the LGBT community that takes place in February

Pride Sports to Open Pride House During Sochi Olympics

In response to a call from the Pride House International coalition, Manchester’s LGBT community is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Pride House on the world famous Canal Street during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. A Pride House in Sochi was banned by Russian judge, Svetlana Mordovina, who described the idea as […]

Manchester Pride to Send Messages of Support to LGBT in its twin St Petersburg

Big Weekend visitors asked to send their messages of strength and hope to the LGBT community of Manchester’s sister city of St Petersburg Manchester Pride Trustees today announced that this year’s Big Weekend festival will be dedicated to the LGBT people of St Petersburg, currently experiencing persecution following the introduction of homophobic and transphobic legislation. Despite […]

New Play Examines Homosexuality in Men's Football

A play exploring the love affair between a male escort and a Premier League footballer opens in Manchester next week. ‘Away From Home’ will premiere at the 24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester’s annual new writing extravaganza. It is co-written Martin Jameson, who, with three decades experience in theatre, TV and radio (Casualty, Emmerdale, Holby City and […]

Game On – Pride Games underway this week

Pride Games, the UK’s longest running LGBT sports festival gets underway this week in Manchester. The event, which has taken place every year since it was launched in 2005, brings together some key players from Manchester’s LGBT sports’ scene. The week-long festival kicks off with a series of evening events, including a 5km run and […]

Older Gays Persecuted for Spent Convictions

“Manchester and Northumbria police are visiting gay men convicted of consenting, victimless same-sex behaviour and demanding they provide DNA samples. In some cases, the men’s convictions date back three decades and were under homophobic laws that have since been repealed,” reports Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights advocacy organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. “According […]