OUTing the Past Shout-OUT: Belfast

From the team in Belfast:

UK LGBT charity launches first ever Ireland LGBT History festival

Belfast, Ireland: UK-leading charity OUTing The Past, (founders LGBT History Month) announces its first ever LGBT History festival in Belfast, Ireland, as a result of LGBT History Month in February.

OUTing the Past, the National Festival of LGBT History, are adding Belfast to its extensive list of hubs that will be taking part in the LGBT History Month this year, across the weekend of Friday 16th February to Sunday 18th. The Belfast festival will be held in the Belfast City Hall by the Lord Mayor Cllr. Muala Mcallister, with talks from Cllr. Jeff Dudgeon and Senator David Norris around decriminalisation of male homosexual act in their respective jurisdiction, highlighting the history of this important month.

The launch will be supported by Belfast City Council, commencing at 6pm in the rotunda of City Hall.

Sue Sanders, Founder of LGBT History Month and Chair of Schools OUT UK, comments: ‘The fact that we are celebrating OUTing the Past for the first time in Belfast this year speaks to both the impact of the project, as well as the and demand of the public to learn more; to bring these “hidden” and often intentionally neglected histories into the light is a main goal of the Festival, and I am most pleased to be able to celebrate these histories in Belfast’.

For all press enquiries, please contact:
Amelia-Eve Warden

You can find the Belfast programme here.
Be sure to follow @LGBTHM for more information during the Festival, and check out our national media parter, The Canary.

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