An evening with Sarah Waters

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Lesbian author Sarah Waters will be visiting York on Tuesday 26 August as part of her The Paying Guests tour, to publicise her new novel of the same name, which is set in 1922 and contains LGBT-themed content. The event will take place at Merchant Taylors Hall from 19:00. Tickets are on sale for £6 via Waterstones.

Maddie Boden on the 2014 campaign

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Maddie Boden, University of York Students’ Union‘s LGBTQ Officer, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign and the contribution of YUSU LGBTQ Network. This year was one of the first that the YUSU LGBTQ Network worked with other groups to deliver a range of events for LGBT History Month and its success is a testament to the dedication of … Read More

Madeline Miller talk on ‘The Song of Achilles’

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At 19:00 on Thursday 21 August, author Madeline Miller will be talking about her Orange Prize-winning book The Song of Achilles. The book is told from the perspective of Patroclus, who is commonly interpreted as Achilles’ lover. Madeline will Skype in to the event, which will take place at York Explore Library. For more information, see the City of York … Read More

LGBT film at City Screen

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On Sunday 7 September, City Screen will be showing Pride. For more information, see the synopsis below or visit the City Screen event page. It’s 1984 and the miners’ strike is causing great hardship, especially in one remote Welsh pit village. Despite some misgivings, a group of young gay activists led by bolshy Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) decide to raise … Read More

David Sanin on the 2014 campaign

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David Sanin, York Graduate Students’ Association‘s LGBT Representative and outgoing Welfare Officer, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign and the contribution of the University of York LGBTQ Postgraduate Network. This year’s LGBT History Month provided an opportunity not only for the city of York to celebrate and commemorate the efforts of the LGBT community to overcome inequality and … Read More