OUTing the Past 2019 Festival Programme: Bedford

OUTing the Past Festival Programme @ The Higgins Bedford Saturday 16th February 2019         The Higgins Bedford is very excited to be hosting our 2nd OUTing the Past Festival as a hub venue. We have a dynamic range of speakers on a wide range of themes on Saturday 16th February. We would like to introduce our speakers and …

OUTing the Past 2019 Hub Programme: Leeds

_______________________ Here in Leeds, we’re delighted to announce the programme of our very first OUTing the Past: Festival of LGBT History conference – organised and hosted by Leeds City Museum and taking place on Thursday 7 February 2019 We have a line-up of seven wonderfully varied presentations including a musical history of how artists from the 70s onwards – Lou …

Reflecting on OUTing The Past: Cheryl Morgan

To coincide with the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019, the Comms team has reached out to previous contributors, in order to showcase the work that participants and audiences may come to expect from the Festival. Cheryl Morgan has presented at the past two OTP Festivals, and she was kind enough to share what inspired her …

Reflecting on OUTing The Past: Jane Traies

To coincide with the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019, the Comms team has reached out to previous contributors, in order to showcase the work that participants and audiences may come to expect from the Festival. Jane Traies has presented at the past two OTP Festivals, and she was kind enough to share what inspired her …

Reflecting on OUTing The Past: Paul Amann

To coincide with the Launch of the Call for Papers for OUTing The Past 2019, the Comms team has reached out to previous contributors, in order to showcase the work that participants and audiences may come to expect from the Festival. Paul Amann has presented at the past two OTP Festivals, and he was kind enough to share what inspired him …

Lives of Great Men: the award-winning memoir at the Africa Writes Conference

The Festival Comms team is proud to bring you our third and final book promo of Lives of Great Men by Chiké Frankie Edozien; you can learn about how the book was written & its reception in our previous two blogs.     Edozien and Lives of Great Men will be featured at this year’s Africa Writes Conference at the British Library. …

H. MONTGOMERY HYDE Ulster Unionist MP, Gay Law Reform Campaigner and Prodigious Author

Jeffrey Dudgeon writes:   H. Montgomery Hyde died in 1989 by which time he had become history. Only a very few remembered him or his gay campaigning role, let alone the fact he had been an Ulster Unionist MP throughout the 1950s. Thirty years later, he can hardly be conceptualised. Too many, at best, see him as an aberration for …

Lives of Great Men: a groundbreaking debut

The OUTing the Past Comms team had the privilege of speaking with journalist and educator Chiké Frankie Edozien at this year’s OTP Festival Conference in Liverpool. Edozien will be returning to the UK for the ‘Africa Writes Conference’ at the British Library in London (29. June-02. July); before catching him there, you can check out his work — his most …

Lives of Great Men: A discussion about a memoir

The OUTing the Past Comms team had the privilege of speaking with journalist and educator Chiké Frankie Edozien at this year’s OTP Festival Conference in Liverpool. Edozien will be returning to the UK for the ‘Africa Writes Conference’ at the British Library in London (29. June-02. July); before catching him there, you can check out his work — his most recent project, Lives …

Transgender Visibility Isn’t Just For a Day, It’s For a Lifetime!

Transgender Visibility Isn’t Just For a Day, It’s For a Lifetime! –Caroline Paige Saturday 31st March saw the international celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), and Sunday 1st April 2018 was the 100th Birthday of the Royal Air Force (RAF), the world’s first independent Air Force. You may not think they are related, but of course they are. For …