LGBT football history at York Explore

Kit Heyam2017, Events, National FestivalLeave a Comment

Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing details of some of the FREE public talks coming to York Explore on Saturday 11th February, just to whet your appetite! Check out the full programme on our events page.   First up, at 12.30pm Paul Amann will share the history of Liverpool FC’s LGBT fan club, Kop Outs. The choice of You’ll Never … Read More

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

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

Celebrating the Second National Festival of LGBT History at York Explore!

Kit Heyam2016, Events, National Festival, School outreachLeave a Comment

We’re really excited to announce that Explore York Libraries and Archives will be hosting a day of events for families and educators as part of the Second National Festival of LGBT History on Saturday 6 February 2016. Along with a series of talks at York St John University, showcasing cutting-edge research into LGBT history, the festival will feature family activities … Read More

The Second National Festival of LGBT History is coming!

Kit Heyam2016, Events, National Festival, UpdateLeave a Comment

We’re really excited to be forming one of the festival hubs for the Second National Festival of LGBT History. On Saturday 6 February 2016, we’ll be celebrating with a day of presentations showcasing cutting-edge research into LGBT history, as well as family events. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the programme for the day. For all the updates, including profiles … Read More

Call for events – LGBT History Month 2016 in York

Ynda Jas2016, EventsLeave a Comment

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