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

Kit HeyamEventsLeave a Comment

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

Ynda Jas2017, UpdateLeave a Comment

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

York LGBT History Month 2016: “Evaluating the Aquinian Natural Law paradigm for the Catholic Church’s disapproval of same sex relationships” with Joseph Mishra at York St John University

Caitlin Thompson2016, Articles, Events1 Comment

Despite being in the second half of the annual LGBT History month, events in York show no sign of slowing down. From the city’s universities, York and York St John, to the central library, a wide array of institutions have joined forces to present events which promote public awareness of the LGBT community and their place in history. On Saturday … Read More

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

Ynda Jas2016, EventsLeave a Comment

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

National Festival of LGBT History, Yorkshire hub: day of presentations

Russell Norton2016, Events, National FestivalLeave a Comment

A whole day of LGBT history presentations on a wide range of topics from subject matter experts. Drop in and out throughout the day to catch the talks that interest you most. Time De Grey Lecture Theatre (DG/017) DG/125 11:15 Stuart Feather: “Gay liberation, sexual revolution and radical queens” 12:00 12:30 Liam Thomas Maloney: “House music: creating a secular Christianity … Read More

LGBT History Month theatre: All The Nice Girls

Russell Norton2016Leave a Comment

The first weekend of February sees the first theatre listing in our busy programme of events. On Friday 5 February, All The Nice Girls will tell the story of forgotten lesbian variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Farrar and Blaney were pioneers of their era, singing popular love songs to each other and living together openly. The production is … Read More