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

Ynda Jas2014, 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

Greg Stephenson on the 2014 campaign

Ynda Jas2014, Guest posts5 Comments

Greg Stephenson, York Pride‘s Chair, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign. It was great to see York have such a diverse range of events for LGBT History Month in 2014 – even better the collaborative approach meant a wide range of organisations were involved from across the city – York Pride are looking forward to supporting in 2015!

Matt Harper on the 2014 campaign

Ynda Jas2014, Guest posts5 Comments

Matt Harper, Joseph Rowntree Foundation‘s Diversity Campaigns Officer, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign. In comparison to other cities, with a much more vibrant and prolific LGBT community, York can often seem to be slow moving in this area, however what LGBT History Month 2014 really demonstrated was the resounding commitment that organisations, groups and individuals have to … Read More

AJ McKenna on Tamikka Brents and the power of poetry

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AJ McKenna is a multi-slam winning poet and the Deputy Editor of So So Gay, “the most popular and fastest-growing online LGBT lifestyle magazine in the UK”. She will be performing at a poetry/spoken word event as part of York LGBT History Month 2015. In this guest post, she speaks about the power of poetry (over journalism) in the context … Read More

Margaret Milburn on the 2014 campaign

Ynda Jas2014, Guest posts5 Comments

Margaret Milburn, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust‘s Equality and Diversity Facilitator, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign and the contribution of her organisation. Based on the success of last year York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is keen to support York LGBT History month. Working with other employers and organisations enables the sharing of ideas, resources and … Read More

Sue Lister on the 2014 campaign

Ynda Jas2014, Guest posts2 Comments

Sue Lister, Real People Theatre‘s Artistic Director, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign and the contribution of her organisation. At last we have set the ball rolling in York for a diverse, lively and informative York LGBT History Month. Congratulations to the organisers and more strength to their arms for future Februaries full of exciting events for everyone … Read More

Article: ‘”Ping! Gay people!” – or, why we need more LGBT history in schools’

Ynda Jas2015, Articles3 Comments

Assistant Coordinator Kit Heyam recently published “Ping! Gay people!” – or, why we need more LGBT history in schools on their blog ‘unbeseeming words’. The article emphasises the importance of LGBT History Month in schools, and, beyond that, the inclusion of LGBT narratives (or LGBT voices in narratives already covered) in the teaching of history more widely. If you are … Read More