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Introducing OUTing the Past 2018 Festival Hub Partners: Liverpool

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, the Museum of Liverpool had this to say:

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The Museum of Liverpool is delighted to be celebrating OUTing the Past on 3 February 2018. We are committed to telling diverse and historically marginalised stories, through our events, collections, displays and exhibitions, in order to represent our local communities. We believe that taking part in OUTing the Past in LGBT+ History Month presents a wonderful opportunity to deepen our collective understanding of the history of LGBT+ communities through richly informative presentations, performances and discussions.

The Museum of Liverpool took part in OUTing the Past for the first time in 2017.  We were so pleased with the quality and diversity of the presentations that took place on the day and by how well supported the event was by our audiences.  We were particularly honoured to host an in conversation event with Stuart Milk, the human rights activist and co- founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation.  Stuart’s inspirational words and the important work of the Foundation to realise full equality for LGBT+ people around the world, brought home to us and to the audience the critical importance of events like LGBT+ History Month.

We believe in working in partnership and are delighted to be able to work with Schools Out and the other festival hub partners to deliver OUTing the Past. It’s a particular privilege to host the launch of the national programme in Liverpool on 8 November 2017 which will give a taster for what we can enjoy in February!


In 2018, we aim to enjoy the same rich mix of topics and presentations. We hope to introduce more performances and to be able to support more local LGBT+ organisations through a market place so visitors can find out more about the city’s LGBT+ communities.

In 2018, participants in OUTing the Past will also be able to enjoy our latest exhibition Tales from the city. This powerful exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act with stories from Liverpool’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community over the past five decades.  This exhibition builds on our previous work with LGBT+ stories and collections such as the Esmée Fairburn funded collections research project, Pride & Prejudice.
Directions, access advice and other visitor information is available at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/visit/

For more information about Museum of Liverpool please visit: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol
Festival Programme: museumofliverpool@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Specific enquiries to: museumofliverpool@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter @LGBTHM for more posts about OUTing the Past 2018!

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  1. Hi, I’m a second year Journalism student at Liverpool John Moores. I’m doing an article on LGBT history month in Liverpool for a website featured below. I was wondering if someone from you organisation might be able to get back to me to answer a few short questions for my story?

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