OUTing the Past: ‘18 Festival Hubs Programmes

 

 

 

Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG

10.15 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction
10.30 – 11.00 Caroline Paige Trans Atlantic Militaries; how the UK showed the way and the USA lost it; and the implications for LGBTQ rights.
10.45-11.15 Paul Amann YNWA from Friends of Dorothy to Kop Outs
11.15 – 11.45 Hilary McCollum Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women
11.30-12.00 Billie-Gina Thomason William Seymour: The ‘Female Cabdriver’ from Liverpool
12.15-12.45 Paul Harfleet The Pansy Project – An artist’s response to Homophobia
12.30-13.00 Andrew Dineley Homologo® From something to hide to corporate pride. A visual history of design, imagery, logos and documentation used to represent and symbolise LGBT movements of the last 75 years.
13.00-13.30 Joan Burnett Liverpool Pride: A Local Protest, An International Message
13.15-13.45 Tracy O’Hara Out of the Shadows: 21 years in Merseyside Police
14.15-14.45 Meryl Brayford-Cuzak The impact of section 28 on providing support to LGBT people with learning disabilities
14.30-15.00 Emma Vickers The relationship between same-sex desire and National Service in post-war Britain.
15.00-15.30 Rainer Schulze From Auschwitz to the Cabaret Stages: the forgotten life of a Roma Holocaust survivor and transgender cabaret artist in post-war West Germany.
15.30-16.15 Peter Scott-Presland and Andrew Lumsden The Trial of Lord Alfred Douglas (interactive presentation)

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Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

17.00-17.30 Hornby, Stephen Playing With The Past: Quick History Festival Theatre This is a presentation on LGBT HM’s Festival Theatre to date.  It covers the process of creating the first four pieces of festival theatre: “A Very Victorian Scandal”, “Mister Stokes: The Man-Woman of Manchester”, “The Burnley Buggers’ Ball” and “Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator”.  There will be clips from the films of each play, an account of the historical source material used and the process of dramatisation, along with some thoughts on the dilemmas the work to date has wrestled with.
17.45 – 18.10 Slack, Steve Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy Edward Carpenter is not as widely known about as he should be. His writings on LGBT+ issues, the life he lead as a lover of other men and his influence on modern day LGBT+ rights need to be recognised and celebrated. Here in Sheffield we are raising funds to have a public piece of art produced in his name. This is his story and the story of our journey to get him more widely recognised.
18.30 – 19.00 Burns, Christine Documenting Trans Britain’s History The history of trans people in Britain has not been told in an ordered, coherent way until very recently. The project to publish Trans Britain aims to kickstart a conversation about gathering more before the witnesses pass away.
19.10-20.00 McCollum, Hilary Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women One hundred years on from the first granting of the vote in Britain, this presentation will highlight the key role of lesbians and bi women in the fight for women’s citizenship. It will explore the evidence that a number of the women leading the campaign for women’s suffrage were lesbians/had relationships with other women. These women include Commander-in-Chief Christabel Pankhurst; Chief Organisers Annie Kenney, Grace Roe and Olive Bartels; and leading militants Emily Wilding Davison, Mary Leigh and Lilian Lenton. It will also consider how concerns about such relationships fuelled the split in 1907, which gave rise to the Women’s Freedom League. Whilst there has been some recognition of sexual relationships between women within the movement, the extent of such relationships among the WSPU’s (Women’s Social and Political Union) leading figures is underexplored.

 

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National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF
‘Rum, Sodomy and the Lash!’

This year is our third LGBT History Month at Royal Museums Greenwich and we have an incredibly exciting programme planned!

2018 is a special year for the National Maritime Museum, as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project we are opening 4 new galleries in September 2018 that will explore maritime history from across the world and from new diverse perspectives. As part of the elad-up to this join us throughout February for our season of LGBT History Month events. In particular we are proud to be hosting an evening of powerful speakers on LGBTQ+ world identities as part of Outing the Past: The 4th National Festival of LGBT History on Friday the 9th of February from 18:00-21:00.

The National Maritime Museum ‘OUTing The Past’ evening will focus on the theme of LGBTQ+ people around the world and throughout history in honour of our new horizon-expanding galleries. Visitors will have an opportunity to hear from three amazing speakers, join in the conversation and hear about some of the exciting work relating to LGBTQ+ people that will be on permanent display at the Museum later in the year.

Speakers will include:

  • Cheryl Morgan – Die Young, Stay Pretty: Women Warriors in the Ancient World
  • Lindsay Ward – Increase in Trans Awareness Across the World

Throughout LGBT History Month 2018 the National Maritime Museum will be running a whole host of events, including:

  • Out At Sea is our annual family festival of LGBTQ history, join us on the 10th of February for a free day of workshops, performances and activities!
  • On the 23rd of February we will be running our first ever queer takeover of the Queens House. Book a ticket for Fierce Queens, a gender-bending extravaganza!

For the latest information keep an eye on http://www.rmg.co.uk/

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National Assembly, Cardiff. CF99 1NA

09:30 Open in Neuadd with Icons Exhibition to rear, 50-60 chairs, stalls
10:00 Opening remarks (politician), housekeeping, Pride welcome
10:20 Keynote 1 – Jeffrey Weeks – Queer Boy From The Valleys; the 1950s and 60s life of a gay man born in the Rhondda who went on to become a Gay Liberation Front activist, LGBT historian and writer.
10:45 History Presentations 1 & 2
1. Lauren Davies The Use of Sodomy As A Political Smear in Medieval Times 2. Caroline Paige Trans’ Atlantic Militaries – compares the battles for trans people to serve in the UK and US military, the divergent decisions taken and their impact on LGBTQ rights in general
11:25 History Presentations 3 & 4
3. Helen Graham “Fighting the War, Breaking the Mould” – a life of Bill Aalto, writer who fought in Spain’s International Brigades 4. Kate Hutchinson Sound and Vision: a history of media portrayal and representation of the trans community, role models and negative stereotypes
12:05 Jane Hoy & Helen Sandler – The Ladies of Llangollen – a semi-theatrical entertainment (Neuadd)
12:45 Lunch break, exhibition
13:45 Keynote 2 – Paul Dillane – Rainbow Refugees and Britain’s Anti-Gay Legacy
14:10 History Presentations 5 & 6
5. Jane Traies How Arena 3 saved my life; the stories of women in the 1960s who met each other through the first lesbian newsletter in the UK 6. Carole Steele Being Transgender in the early 1970s; the beginnings of activism and group support
14:50 History Presentations 7 & 8
7. Norena Shopland The Welsh Sappho: an exploration of the life and relationships of Katherine Phillips, the 17th century Welsh poet and playwright 8. Reiner Schulze From Auschwitz to the Cabaret Stages: the forgotten life of a Roma Holocaust survivor and transgender cabaret artist in post-war West Germany
15:30 Closing panel – Section 28, its impact and legacy (Lisa, Norena, Jeffrey, Stephen Doughty MP and Adam Price AM)
16:00 Closing remarks and get out.

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10 Portugal St, London WC2A 2HD, UK
Education Room, Lower Ground Floor, LSE Library

Lunchtime Talk 1-2pm Jane Traies, “How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet’  

In these days of Diva, dating sites and meet-ups, it’s easy to forget that as recently fifty years ago, simply finding each other was a real challenge for lesbians. The arrival of the very first lesbian newsletter, Arena Three, in 1964 was a quiet revolution. This presentation foregrounds the oral testimonies of older lesbians whose lives were changed by this new contact with other women like themselves.

There will also be original copies of Arena Three from the 1960s and 1970s on display from our LGBT collection.

Badge Making: family activities 2.30-4.30pm Thursday 15 Feb LSE Library Gallery

What message do you want to wear? Come and be inspired by our collection of campaigning LGBTQ+ badges to design your own then make one to take away with you. Aimed at 6-10 years approx. Drop in!

6.15-8pm Future Past: the Impact of LGBT History Today

Steve Slack, ‘Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy’

Edward Carpenter is not as widely known about as he should be. His writings on LGBT+ issues, the life he lead as a lover of other men and his influence on modern day LGBT+ rights need to be recognised and celebrated. Here in Sheffield we are raising funds to have a public piece of art produced in his name. This is his story and the story of our journey to get him more widely recognised.

Sue Sanders, ‘What did Section 28 do for us?’

Section 28 had a profound effect on our community and our allies, many don’t understand how it came about or how we fought it. In these days of Trump DUP and May, we need to know how to be vigilant and have ideas on how to resist

Meg-John Barker, ‘Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space’

This presentation provides the brief – often hidden – history of the UK non-binary movement, based on the chapter on non-binary gender from Christine Burns’s recent edited collection ‘Trans Britain’. It traces the deep history of non-binary thinking about gender, as well as charting how gender is understood in different ways geographically – around the world. It then focuses in on the untold story of the years leading up to the current UK non-binary movement, and the very recent history of that movement which is currently moving very fast.

Please also Note: related activates/ events on the LGBT HM website calendar @ http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/event-calendar/

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Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB
10am -3pm

Cork LGBT Activism and Cork-Belfast Collaborations, by Orla Egan
This paper reveals the previously hidden history of LGBT Activism in Cork and the development of the Cork LGBT Community. It highlights crossborder connections and collaborations between the Cork and Belfast Communities. It also shows how archives help to share and preserve this important history.

Queers Dancing with the ‘Terrorists’, by JGM Evans
It provides a rare insight into an event in the early 1980s when the first UK Student LGBT Conference (NUS LGBT) was held at Queens University Belfast. During which it was picketed by Rev. Ian Paisley’s Save Ulster from Sodomy Campaign and simultaneously hosted by the nationalist people of Whiterock, West Belfast.

LGBT Emigration Northern Ireland post-1967, by Nadine Gilmore
This research paper is largely based on archived source material from Belfast based activist groups including the Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association, Cara-Friend and Queerspace and a number of local grassroots publications and newsletters, including Northern Gay, NIGRA News and Gay News.  This research is also based heavily on oral history interviews found in various archives throughout the UK, as well as a number of interviews conducted with members of the gay community in Belfast.

‘Gay’ Behaviour in Gaelic Ireland: AD500-1600, by Brian Lacey
The presentation will be based on an augmentation of material from chapters 1 and 2 (‘Sagas, saints and sinners’ and ‘Poets and princes in Gaelic Ireland’) of my book Terrible Queer Creatures: homosexuality in Irish history (published Dublin 2008; partially revised in a new edition Dublin 2015).
Although previously published to some extent, this is still largely an unknown and untold hidden history (both in Ireland and abroad). The presentation will look at the diverse evidence/sources for homosexual relations and practices in medieval Gaelic Irish culture – c.AD 500-1600 – mainly among males and because of the lack of sources to a more limited extent among females.

Cara-Friend & Lesbian Line: Combating Isolation, by Mary McKee
This presentation will demonstrate how Cara-Friend and Lesbian Line fought to combat isolation of queer people in Ireland between the 1970s and 1990s in both rural and urban areas.

‘Out of the Shadows’: 21 years in Merseyside Police, by Tracy O’Hara
Personal story of serving as a gay detective in Merseyside police for 21 years. My presentation will explore my experiences and reflect on the progress that has been made by Merseyside Police over two decades.

DYEP: Trans* Personnel in the Armed Forces to 2009, by Emma Vickers
My first paper explores my collaboration with the artist Stephen King on the photography project, Dry Your Eyes Princess’ which documented the lives of 12 trams* veterans of the British Armed Forces. I will reflect on the historical experiences of trans* personnel in the British Armed Forces before 2009 and discuss the photography project in more detail.

Soldiers in Love: “Then all the World Could See How in Love We Are”, by Peter Roscoe
Key features of this Presentation are: the discovery of the letters – found by chance and assumed to be the expression of heterosexual love; the revelation that WW2 afforded some respite from the persecution of gay men – the letters are full of life and fun; and how to manage/preserve authenticity when there is intense media interest e.g. for books, plays, films etc. Whose heritage is it?

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The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD

1:30 PM Peter Roscoe ‘Soldiers in Love’ – waiting for confirmation of who will speak.
2:00 PM Alison Child Gwen Farrar & Norah Blaney: Our love is a Thing apart. 1920s
2.30 PM Paul Dillane  ‘Rainbow Refugees and Britain’s Anti-Gay Legacy’
3:00 PM Ed Webb-Ingall “We have rather been invaded: 30 years since section 28 (working title)”. Film and discussion
3.30 PM Janet Green Lesbian Clubbing 1969

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Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
3.00 t0 5.00 pm
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

Join curators from the British Museum as they explore LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) histories, experiences and lives by examining objects from the collection. This event may include visits to the Museum’s galleries.

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Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH

12:15 Welcome & Intro from SHOUT Festival/Birmingham Museum
12:30 Daniel Browne Warwickshire’s Hidden LGBT+ History
13:15 Jane Traies Lesbian Clubbing 1969
14:00 Matt Exley Mapping Lost LGBT+ Spaces
14:45 Carol Steele Being transgender in the early to mid-1970’s
15:30 Ed Webb-Ingal + Film We have rather been invaded: 30 years since section 28

There will also be tours of the ‘COMING OUT’ exhibition running throughout the day. We are yet to decide on if/when there will be a formal break so times will shift by 15/20 minutes but as it stands this is where we are. I will keep you updated if there are any changes.

There will also be tours of the ‘COMING OUT’ exhibition running throughout the day.

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Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NH

Waltham Forest celebrates LGBT History Month

Waltham Forest is proud to be one of the London hubs for the National Festival of LGBT History for the first time in 2018. LGBT History Month and Waltham Forest Council will host a talk at Vestry House museum on Saturday 24th February with creator of the Pansy Project, Paul Harfleet and Joan Burnett from Liverpool Pride.  They will be sharing their experiences alongside local artists and activists as we reflect on how LGBT artists and residents can be best represented in the borough’s cultural offer.

2018 is also the 10 year anniversary of the Chingford Lesbian Reading Group. The group will be hosting a celebratory event, “Wordy Women” at Chingford Assembly Hall on Tuesday 20th February with authors Kaite Welsh, Olumide Popoola and Catherine Hall speaking about their work.

Award winning film and theatre writer Rob Young is inviting people to help reveal the hidden voices of the LGBT community at creative writing workshops this February. These stories will inspire his original site-specific play at Leyton Orient Football Ground based on the remarkable lives of the shy and quiet.  One of the stories will be read by the actor and campaigner Jonathan Blake, who inspired the BAFTA-winning film Pride.

For more information and to book tickets go to www.walthamforest.gov.uk/events.

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230 Bishopsgate, London. EC2M 4QH

18:45 Doors open
Opportunity to browse Special Collections and Archives display.

19:00 Welcome
With Sue Sanders, Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute, founder of LGBT History Month and Chair of Schools OUT.

19:05 Being transgender in the early to mid-1970s TBC
With Carol Steele.
This talk will be an oral version of what will be appearing in a new book scheduled for release in January 2018 called Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows. Carol will share recollections of the setting up of one of the first groups in the UK which welcomed transsexual people and took the first tiny steps to activism.

19:30 Section 28: how we lost the battle (but went on to win the war)
With Lisa Power.
Most work on Section 28 focuses on the legislation. Lisa observed at close hand the various groups who mobilised to fight back, their new alliances and old disagreements, the relative effectiveness of different tactics, the demonstrations and the lobbying. Lisa was subsequently part of founding Stonewall as a direct response to our failure to prevent S28, and shares her experiences in this presentation.

20:00 Opportunity to browse Special Collections and Archives display with Stefan Dickers, Special Collections and Archives Manager.

20:15  We’re Queer and we should be here: LGBT supporters and football
With Daryll Telles.
This talk looks at the LGBT supporters movement within football and its development during the past 30 years. It will also give an international perspective through Daryll’s role in the Queering Football project during the EURO 2016 tournament and looks ahead to the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

20:40 Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space
With Meg-John Barker.
This presentation provides the brief – often hidden – history of the UK non-binary movement, based on the chapter on non-binary gender from Christine Burns’s recent edited collection ‘Trans Britain’. It traces the deep history of non-binary thinking about gender, as well as charting how gender is understood in different ways geographically – around the world. It then focuses in on the untold story of the years leading up to the current UK non-binary movement, and the very recent history of that movement which is currently moving very fast.

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Organised by the Schools Out(UK)/ LGBT HM Academic Advisory Panel

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