History

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art Commemorates Black History Month

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art Commemorates Black History Month

The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s online initiatives have become a mainstay for art lovers to enjoy, from the comfort and safety of their homes, during the pandemic. New for Black History Month: Virtual art to enjoy online, by Renée Cox and Benjamin Patterson. Their compelling works are currently on view at the Boca Raton […]

Cork: Paul Oakley Stovall (Hamilton the Musical) at Nano Nagle Place

Cork: Paul Oakley Stovall (Hamilton the Musical) at Nano Nagle Place

Douglass’s 18 Century to 21 Century Cork Nano Nagle Place launch a series of events and workshops, in partnership with the Cork Migrant Centre, with special guest, Paul Oakley Stovall, star of Hamilton the Musical February 8 to 14 #DouglassWeek  https://nanonagleplace.ie/nanoevents/douglass-week-inspirational-series/ One Hundred and seventy six years ago, a young African American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, sailed […]

Cork: Gay Project Updates-Dragging Up The Past

Cork: Gay Project Updates-Dragging Up The Past

The Dragging Up The Past Documentary will launch on the 12th of February 2021, and the Gay Project can’t wait for you to witness the FABULOUSNESS! This documentary will highlight the colourful history of Drag in Cork, and features interviews from some of their most tantalising Queens, along with archival footage from times past.This is […]

Cork: Nano’s Digital Presence Goes Live + A/W 2020

Cork: Nano’s Digital Presence Goes Live + A/W 2020

Constantly innovative, and conscious that people can no longer physically visit, the people at Nano Nagle place, the multi award winning complex in the heart of Cork City, have created an amazing culture and history programme for Autumn/Winter 2020. The three month long programme will go live on Saturday next, November 21, Presentation Day. An APP […]

Britain resurrects lesbian pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read

Britain resurrects lesbian pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read

Britain unveiled a statue of two lesbian pirates on Wednesday, resurrecting a duo who ‘broke gender boundaries’, amid a wider debate over why so few women are immortalised with monuments. The statue of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who, according to some historical sources, were lovers while pirates in the Caribbean, was unveiled at Execution […]

Glamour Boys: Story of gay British MPs who foresaw Hitler’s threat

Glamour Boys: Story of gay British MPs who foresaw Hitler’s threat

A group of gay and bisexual British lawmakers were among the first to sound the alarm about Adolf Hitler’s fascist threat, but – dismissed as ‘glamour boys’ and warmongers – their warnings initially fell on deaf ears, according to a new book. At a time when gay sex was still illegal in Britain, their decision […]

Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Gay Project is delighted to present a 12-week Queer Studies Programme to entertain, educate and delight you. Starting on Thursday 29th October, and finishing up in early 2021, each week will see a new topic explored in conversation with an expert – it will be fun and full of surprises.

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

US: ‘Equal’ stars Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

Emmy Award-winning actors, Samira Wiley and Billy Porter, may be among the most well-known LGBT+ stars in Hollywood, but when it comes to LGBT history, even they admit there’s a lot to learn. Wiley and Porter are featured in an upcoming documentary series, ‘Equal’, which mixes archival footage and dramatic reenactments to depict some of […]

Cork: Ardú Street Art Initiative – Cork City 13-31 October 2020

Cork: Ardú Street Art Initiative – Cork City 13-31 October 2020

ARDÚ A Street Art Initiative celebrating Cork city’s traditions, history, resolution, and art. From now until 31st October 2020 Various Locations, Cork City Featuring street murals by Shane O’Driscoll, MASER, Deirdre Breen, Peter Martin, Garreth Joyce, James Earley and Aches Cork City Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland are delighted to support a new art […]

LGBT+ history of Ireland at Dublin Festival of History 2020

LGBT+ history of Ireland at Dublin Festival of History 2020

An event exploring of ‘The Queer history of Kilmainham Gaol’ returns to the Dublin Festival of History 2020 line-up, taking place on Saturday, 12th September. A festival favourite, this tour has consistently booked out over recent years. This special ‘virtual’ tour of Kilmainham Gaol will focus of the lives of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender […]