York LGBT History Month 2017: Week One!

Kit Heyam2017, Events0 Comments

It’s finally here: the York LGBT History Month programme begins today! This week we have six fabulous events to get you started, from church services to zine-making. Don’t miss our official launch night this Friday: join us for a fun evening out featuring a quiz, a bar and live music! For a full list of all the events taking place … Read More

LGBT football history at York Explore

Kit Heyam2017, Events, National Festival0 Comments

Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing details of some of the FREE public talks coming to York Explore on Saturday 11th February, just to whet your appetite! Check out the full programme on our events page.   First up, at 12.30pm Paul Amann will share the history of Liverpool FC’s LGBT fan club, Kop Outs. The choice of You’ll Never … Read More

Free public talks will reveal hidden history in York

Kit Heyam2017, National Festival, Press releases, Uncategorized0 Comments

A day of free public talks at York Explore Library will reveal hidden LGBT history on Saturday 11th February 2017. For the second year, York will be hosting the National Festival of LGBT History. Visitors can drop in any time between 10.30 and 4.30 to discover hidden stories and forgotten heroes from LGBT communities in Yorkshire and beyond. The day … Read More

National Festival of LGBT History 2017: hosted by York Explore!

Kit HeyamUncategorized0 Comments

We’re very pleased to announce that the National Festival of LGBT History will next year be hosted by York Explore Library! On Saturday 11th February 2017, the Marriott Room at York Explore Library and Archive will play host to a fascinating variety of free talks on all aspects of LGBT history. Visitors can drop in throughout the day to discover hidden stories and forgotten … Read More

Call for events for 2017!

Kit HeyamUncategorized0 Comments

York LGBT History Month are now starting to compile our programme for February 2017 – and we need your help to make it happen! Last year’s programme, with over 50 events, was our biggest yet. The programme ranged from film screenings to academic talks, from panel discussions to musical theatre. Next year we will once again be a hub of … Read More

Le Gateau Chocolat: discounted tickets for play with LGBT themes at York Theatre Royal

Kit HeyamEvents0 Comments

York Theatre Royal are generously offering discounted tickets for the upcoming play, Le Gateau Chocolat: Black. Important and topical, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression. It discusses sexuality, body image and mental health to a soundtrack ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and … Read More

New committee election – venue details

Andy Law2017, Update0 Comments

Eleven days ago we posted details of an upcoming meeting in which there will be the opportunity to join our team. This is a quick reminder and also notice of the venue: DG/124, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, YO31 7EX. If you’re unfamiliar with the campus, check out the university’s “How to find us” page … Read More

Join the York LGBT History Month team!

Andy Law2017, Update2 Comments

2016 saw the third coordinated LGBT History Month festival in York and the second led by York LGBT History Month as an organisation. This was a great success, with nearly fifty very well received and attended events in our programme, and a greater diversity of content overall (content and form). We also had a great deal of engagement with schools … Read More

OutWord Bound awards ceremony

Andy Law2016, Competition, Events, School outreach0 Comments

OutWord Bound – a writing competition for school pupils aged 11-16 that ran throughout February, jointly organised by York LGBT History Month and York LGBT Forum – was a fantastic success! Entrants wrote about LGBT life in the form of fiction, non-fiction or poetry. In celebration, an awards ceremony will be held tomorrow evening in the boardroom at the Aviva … Read More