OUTing the Past 2018 Gazetted Presenter Spotlight: Helen Graham

This year, the Festival Comms Team has reached out to all OUTing the Past 2018 gazetted presenters, whose presentations you may see at upcoming celebrations. In order to provide a platform for their invaluable work, presenters were asked a series a questions to acquaint you with their previous and current projects. Helen Graham was kind enough to share: ‘I’m currently writing …

OUTing the Past 2018 Gazetted Presenter Spotlight: Sue Sanders

This year, the Festival Comms Team has reached out to all OUTing the Past 2018 gazetted presenters, whose presentations you may see at upcoming celebrations. In order to provide a platform for their invaluable work, presenters were asked a series a questions to acquaint you with their previous and current projects. Sue Sanders was kind enough to share: ‘Section 28 was …

OUTing the Past 2018 Gazetted Presenter Spotlight: Meg-John Barker

This year, the Festival Comms Team has reached out to all OUTing the Past 2018 gazetted presenters, whose presentations you may see at upcoming celebrations. In order to provide a platform for their invaluable work, presenters were asked a series a questions to acquaint you with their previous and current projects. Meg-John Barker was kind enough to share: The presentation: ‘…I’m going …

OUTing the Past Review: National Maritime Museum (RMG)

OUTing the Past London:  The National Maritime Museum Greenwich – Andrew Dobbin, Promotions Officer, Schools OUT (UK) Arriving at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich at dusk on Friday 9th February was deceptive when walking from the tube; I really didn’t get a proper sense of how impressive it is as I came at it sideways so to speak.  A …

OUTing the Past 2018: LSE Review

The second London hub for OUTing the Past was the campus library of the London School of Economics. Tucked away in the historic area of Lincoln’s Inn, the combination of old and modern architecture epitomised the past and present of LGBT history. Jane Trais gave the first lunchtime lecture, discussing Arena 3 – the first lesbian newsletter in the UK. …

OUTing the Past: Bedford Shout-OUT

For those of you not able to make it to OTP: Belfast, there is another opportunity to celebrate LGBTHM today! The Higgins Museum will host the first OUTing the Past: Bedford celebration, which will feature a mixture of workshops and presentations, for those interested in both LGBT History and how to promote and celebrate diversity in schools. The event results from months …

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 …

OUTing the Past Shout-OUT: London School of Economics

The London School of Economics kicks off this week’s OUTing the Past celebrations, with a full day of programming, including historical presentations and family events. The event results from months of work by a dedicated, passionate team, and of course none of this would be possible without the efforts of all those gazetted presenters, some of whom traveling across the country, to …

OUTing the Past 2018 Gazetted Presenter Spotlight: Rainer Schulze

I had never heard of Harry Waldow, or Suleika Aldini, when I found her papers in the archive of the Schwules Museum* in Berlin. Neither, it turned out, had the Schwules Museum* when Suleika contacted them in 2010, at a time when she was already seriously ill (she died two years later). Harry/Suleika was born in 1937, of a Sinti …

OUTing the Past 2018 Gazetted Presenter Spotlight: Christine Burns

This year, the Festival Comms Team has reached out to all OUTing the Past 2018 gazetted presenters, whose presentations you may see at upcoming celebrations. In order to provide a platform for their invaluable work, presenters were asked a series a questions to acquaint you with their previous and current projects. Christine Burns was kind enough to share: ‘I am not …