Tag Archive | LGBT 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.

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 […]

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

Bank of England: WWII Turing to be on banknotes

(Reuters) – Mathematician, Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two with his code-cracking, but committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s next 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday. “As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing’s […]

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Editor’s Letter: A Date with Castro’s History

Scott De Buitléir writes from San Francisco about an LGBT history lesson worth cherishing. 

Cork to host OUTing The Past

Cork to host OUTing The Past

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 […]

UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

“Queer Tours is a reaction to the mass closure of gay bars, community centres and charities catering to the specific needs of the group, from HIV education to mental health” In the red-carpeted north London town hall where one of the first gay weddings in Britain took place, activists buzz around a map of the […]

UK: York LGBT History Month 2015

UK: York LGBT History Month 2015

York LGBT History Month 2015 will see thirty events from twenty different organisers. These will include films, a play, variety nights, an exhibition, displays, a reading group, collaborative heritage events, a conference, discussion panels, talks and walks. Events are detailed in their programme, professionally designed by York resident Vlad Kuzmin. The programme can be found […]

U.S.: President Obama Announces June LGBT Pride Month

U.S.: President Obama Announces June LGBT Pride Month

In what is steadily on the way to becoming a new American tradition, President Barack Obama has officially announced June to be LGBT Pride Month across the United States. The Presidential Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month – which can be read in full below – was announced by the White House yesterday, on the eve […]

Watch: ‘Out of History’ Documentary Trailer

Harry Sutherland is an award winning Canadian filmmaker who is returning to his roots in the seventies to bring to the screen his passion project – the history of same sex love from ancient times to the present. Out of History is an ambitious project that aims to bring to life over 2,800 years of LGBT history. Using […]

Watch: Experiences of Older Generation French LGBT in ‘Les Invisibles’

Watch: Experiences of Older Generation French LGBT in ‘Les Invisibles’

The French filmmaker and director, Sebastien Lifshitz, has given a fascinating account of the lives and experiences of older LGBT people in France, in a documentary entitled Les Invisibles. The documentary is based on Lifshitz’ book of the same name, in which elderly French LGBT people reminisce about life in France before liberation, including how they lived their own way of life, […]