Introducing OTP19 Festival Hub Partner: Bedford

The Higgins Bedford:   The museum is housed in what was The Higgins and Sons brewery and family home, built in the early 1840s. Cecil Higgins later founded the museum through his bequest, opening in 1949.  Visitors today can enjoy watercolour, print and decorative art collections of international significance, including major collections of works by architect William Burges and artist …

Uncovering the Labour Movement’s Seminal Role in LGBT+ History

Pride, the recent film about Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), has highlighted to a wide public audience that the history of the last fifty years of LGBT campaigning has been one of individual bravery and autonomous self-organisation, as well as one in which the labour movement played a seminal role. However, a major problem in our attempt to …

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 …

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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 …

OTP2018 Conference Spotlight: Katherine Jones

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: Robert Howes

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: John Lauritsen

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: Danny Barreto

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: Chike Frankie Edozien

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 …