Sophie Hicks, York City Football Club‘s Communications and Community Director, provided a few thoughts on this year’s campaign, as well as current and future work to make homophobia history. We received a great response both locally and nationally to the Club’s support for York Pride and the Football v Homophobia campaign as part of LGBT History Month in 2014. We … Read More
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, 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 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, 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, 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
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
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