Cork Gay Project are very excited to announce that Cork will be hosting OUTing the Past, popular history festival, on March 2nd 2019. This will be the first time that the international LGBT History Month will be celebrated in Cork in a significant way.
The festival themes are peace, reconciliation and activism. It’s striking that Ireland’s first National Gay Conference – held in Cork in 1981 – called on activists and community members to make the commemoration and celebration of LGBT history a priority.
It affirmed ‘the necessity for gay people to discuss and develop a sense of our own history’. The conference called for historians ‘to conduct research into the as yet, unwritten history of gay people in Ireland’.
OUTing the Past, Cork, is delighted to invite individuals and groups to actively participate and deliver short, accessible presentations on LGBT history; personal, local, national or international.
Full details are available online at http://www.outingthepast.org.uk/
The deadline for applications is 1st October, 2018.