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 …

OTP2018 Conference Spotlight: Melissa Wilcox

The OUTing the Past 2018 Academic Conference of LGBT History & Activism brings together some of the leading scholars in the emerging field, activists from communities domestic and abroad, and the general public at Liverpool John Moores University. The Festival Comms team has reached out to all participants in hopes of spreading the word on the fantastic work being done …

OTP0218 Conference Spotlight: Billie-Gina Thomason

The OUTing the Past 2018 Academic Conference of LGBT History & Activism brings together some of the leading scholars in the emerging field, activists from communities domestic and abroad, and the general public at Liverpool John Moores University. The Festival Comms team has reached out to all participants in hopes of spreading the word on the fantastic work being done …

OTP2018 Conference Spotlight: Isabelle Sentis

The OUTing the Past 2018 Academic Conference of LGBT History & Activism brings together some of the leading scholars in the emerging field, activists from communities domestic and abroad, and the general public at Liverpool John Moores University. The Festival Comms team has reached out to all participants in hopes of spreading the word on the fantastic work being done …

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Looking back on Pride ’72, by Peter Tatchell

My memories of Britain’s first LGBT Pride march in 1972   Peter Tatchell writes: Way back in the early 1970s, I was a member of the newly-formed Gay Liberation Front. It was Britain’s first direct action human rights movement of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. To combat the invisibility and denigration of the queer community, we decided to organise …

OTP2018 Conference Spotlight: Cheryl Morgan

The OUTing the Past 2018 Academic Conference of LGBT History & Activism brings together some of the leading scholars in the emerging field, activists from communities domestic and abroad, and the general public at Liverpool John Moores University. The Festival Comms team has reached out to all participants in hopes of spreading the word on the fantastic work being done …