Free gay history walk

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A new group called York LGBT Social Group has been set up. For a brief description of the group, see the guide to LGBT York. In conjunction with York LGBT Forum, they are holding their first event – a free gay history walk – tomorrow (Sunday 26 October) at 19:00, starting at Museum Gardens. The walk is led by Yorkwalk, who … Read More

Proud club night returns with a Halloween special

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Our friends at York Pride are back on Friday 31 October with Proud, now in its new home at Thomas’s Bar York! It’s a Halloween special, so you can dress up as your favourite historical figure! For more information, see the Proud webpage or the Facebook event.

Open meeting

Andy Law2015, Events2 Comments

We’re holding an open meeting at 17:00 on Tuesday 4 November to share what everyone is planning for York LGBT History Month 2015 and to update you on how the overall campaign is developing. The meeting will take place in PH/011 in the Phoenix Centre at York St John University. There’s a Facebook event that you can join. If you … Read More

Play based on the life of Anne Lister

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HLGBT Performing Arts York have produced The Anne Lister Play, a modern re-enactment of Anne Lister’s life, reflecting the present day lesbian community of Yorkshire. Anne Lister was openly lesbian in Yorkshire during the 18th and 19th centuries. More details about her can be found in the BBC article The life and loves of Shibden Hall’s Anne Lister. The play … Read More

Two public lectures at the University of York

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Two public lectures with LGBT history themes are taking place towards the end of the month; more details below. Homosexuality: From toleration to acceptance Peter Tatchell is to deliver the annual Morrell Memorial Address on Toleration at the University of York at 18:15 on Tuesday 28 October. The organisers say: Peter will take a critical look at the 1957 Wolfenden … Read More

Press release: plans underway for city-wide LGBT History Month campaign

Andy Law2014, 2015, Press releases8 Comments

In February, York St John University’s LGBT Staff Network and Faculty of Arts coordinated a city-wide campaign for LGBT History Month, featuring more than twenty public events from over ten organisations all brought together in a professionally-designed programme1. Due to the success of this, the first ever collaborative LGBT History Month campaign in York, an independent organisation was established to … Read More