Call for events for 2019!

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At York LGBT History Month we are now starting to compile our programme for February 2019. As ever, we need your help to make it happen! Last year’s programme featured over 40 events with a great diversity of subjects and voices represented. Previous programmes have included a very broad range of events including craft workshops, discussions, exhibitions, films, plays, performances, … Read More

Call for events for 2018!

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At York LGBT History Month we are now starting to compile our programme for February 2018. As ever, we need your help to make it happen! Last year’s programme featured around 50 events and with a greater diversity of subjects and voices represented than ever before. The programme included a very broad range of events including craft workshops, discussions, exhibitions, … Read More

New committee election – venue details

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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!

Ynda Jas2017, 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

Ynda Jas2016, Competition, Events, School outreachLeave a Comment

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

Negotiating faith, gender identity and sexual orientation (York LGBT History Month 2016 closing night)

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We’re extremely excited about our official closing night (note, not the last event!) which is due to take place next Wednesday (24 February) at 19:00 in Temple Hall, York St John University. This will be a Question Time-style panel discussion exploring the negotiation of the intersections of and interactions between faith and LGBT communities. We’re positively delighted to have panellists … Read More

Call for events – LGBT History Month 2016 in York

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2014 saw a fantastic first collaborative campaign for LGBT History Month in York, with 10 organisers producing 20 events. The 2015 campaign was an even greater success, with 35 events from over 20 organisers! Next year we’re going to be part of the Second National Festival of LGBT History as the Yorkshire hub, but we also want to expand our … Read More

Reminder: second opportunity to join our team!

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Don’t forget – on Tuesday (14 July) you have the opportunity to join the York LGBT History Month team and contribute to the 2016 campaign! We are holding an open meeting to elect volunteers to three portfolio positions plus non-portfolio roles for those wanting to help out on a more informal basis. The roles available are: Publicity Coordinator (getting our … Read More

Tonight: Pride screening at NELLIvision

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation LGBT Staff Network are sponsoring a screening of Pride at New Earswick’s community cinema NELLIvision taking place at 19:30 tonight! Tickets costs £4 (£3 for members) and are available via Eventbrite or on the door. A synopsis of the film (from when it was on at City Screen) is below. It’s 1984 and the Miners’ Strike is … Read More