Tag Archive | LGBT History
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 […]
Vikings were known for brutality and chauvinism as they pillaged their way across Europe, but a new book has claimed that some of the Nordic warriors might have secretly been transgender men. In ‘The Children of Ash & Elm: A History of the Vikings’, Neil Price, professor of archaeology and ancient history at Sweden’s Uppsala […]
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.
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 […]
(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 […]
Scott De Buitléir writes from San Francisco about an LGBT history lesson worth cherishing.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]