National Festival of LGBT History

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Next year, Manchester will play host to the first ever National Festival of LGBT History, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the national LGBT History Month campaign. The festival will take place on the weekend of Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February. The festival will showcase and promote new research, provide the public with an opportunity to bring … Read More

‘The Imitation Game’ at City Screen

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From Friday 14 November, City Screen will be showing The Imitation Game, a film about Alan Turing, a famous World War II codebreaker who was prosecuted for homosexuality. For more information, see the synopsis below or visit the City Screen event page. Benedict Cumberbatch masterfully portrays mathematical genius Alan Turing in his race against time to break Germany’s Enigma code … Read More

National LGBT History Month launch

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The national LGBT History Month 2015 campaign is being launched at an event on Tuesday 18 November at The Museum of The Order of St John in London. The evening event, hosted by cabaret artist Rose Collis, will feature music and speeches on polari and the ‘Faces of 15’: Anne Lister, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams, Frida Kahlo and Chevalier d’Eon. … Read More

David Kato Memorial Lecture

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The LGBTQ Network at the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) have organised the inaugural David Kato Memorial Lecture for 18:30 on Monday 10 November. David Kato was a human rights defender who campaigned for LGBT rights in his home country of Uganda. David was part of the Centre for Applied Human Rights in 2010, but was murdered after returning … Read More

Sophie Hicks on the 2014 campaign

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Sophie Hicks, York City Football Club‘s Communications and Community Director, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign, as well as current and future work to make homophobia history. We received a great response both locally and nationally to the Club’s support for York Pride and the Football v Homophobia campaign as part of LGBT History Month in 2014. We … Read More

Introductory meetings for school outreach volunteering

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University of York: Thursday 13 November, 18:30 York St John University: Friday 14 November, 18:30 The meetings will be held on the respective university campuses (exact locations to be confirmed next week) and will last no more than an hour. At the meetings, Kit and Trudi will introduce the aims and scope of the project, give you practical details of what’s … Read More