History

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

‘Kings who were queens’ – Britain’s hidden LGBT+ history

From ‘kings who were queens’ to lesbian lawmakers and reformist governments, Britain’s history is awash with LGBT+ characters – and tourists want to know about them. As Britain marks LGBT History Month, its parliament has increased the number of tours dedicated to the hidden history of LGBT lives, in response to unprecedented demand.

IDGTF: Season’s Greeting from the Gay Theatre Festival!

IDGTF: Season’s Greeting from the Gay Theatre Festival!

      The submissions for the 17th edition of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival are now all in! A total of 60 plays were submitted, with a record of 23 Irish plays – their highest number yet. The work for Artistic Director, Brian Merriman, can now begin; putting together the programme for the […]

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

UK: LGBT navy veteran to get medals back and apology

A bisexual British veteran, who was kicked out of the navy because of his sexuality, is set to become the first of many to get his medals back, and an apology from the British military for the way he was treated. Joe Ousalice, 68, had served for almost 18 years as a radio operator, when […]

Theatre Review: LGBT+ Drama – ‘Faultline’

Theatre Review: LGBT+ Drama – ‘Faultline’

Frances Winston reviews this drama about the early days of the Irish Gay Rights Movement in the 80s  Faultline 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 Runs until December 1st – Tickets €15-28 Shows run nightly Tuesday-Sunday, 8pm and 9.30pm 5.30pm shows every Friday and Saturday. No shows on Mondays. Recommended for audiences of 16+ This […]

Video: Stonewall national tour headlines Art Basel Miami

Video: Stonewall national tour headlines Art Basel Miami

https://www.thirteen.org/programs/nyc-arts/nyc-arts-choice-art-after-stonewall-19691989-xztjr4/ This video (link above) beautifully showcases the powerful artworks in ‘Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989’, which now leaves New York to headline Art Basel season in Miami (until January 5). This unprecedented survey of LGBT+ art-making, from the first two decades following the Stonewall Riots, features 200 works, including art by Warhol, Arbus, Chicago, Wong, […]

Dublin Festival of History explores untold LGBT+ stories

Dublin Festival of History explores untold LGBT+ stories

Dublin Festival of History to explore untold stories from LGBT+ Communities Drawing on histories that were previously swept under the carpet, the Dublin Festival of History will celebrate the lesser-known stories of the city’s LGBT+ communities as part of this year’s varied programme of events. The Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions, and talks, taking […]

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

Reading Prison – a forbidding Victorian gaol turned LGBT landmark – is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright, Oscar Wilde, for ‘gross indecency’. Campaigners had hoped to turn the austere brick prison, which lies just west of London, into an arts centre, to preserve a site […]