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Lights, Camera, Activism!

By Festival Team on 12 Feb 2015

American LGBT history has a wealth of cinematic output: from the classic Paris Is Burning (1991) to Milk (2008) and Dallas Buyer's Club (2013). On our side of the Atlantic, what film representations are there of LGBT history?

Last year's release of Pride we hope ushers in a watershed of films about LGBT activism and history. We're delighted to show Pride alongside two other audio-visual presentations about LGBT activism in London and Cork.

Festival contributions are now closed

By Festival Team on 5 Nov 2014

We've been bowled over the high quality and huge diversity of presentations you've submitted over the last few months. We've had submissions from all around the country, on all kinds of exciting topics that we can't wait to tell you about.

Submissions are therefore now closed for both the festival and academic conferences as we are replete with fantastic contributions. The provisional schedules for each festival element, as well as our opening and closing events, will be unveiled over the coming weeks.

LGBT History Month announces their first National Writers In Residence

By Festival Team on 3 Nov 2014

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month (LGBT HM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ric Brady and Stephen M Hornby as their first national writers in residence.

LGBT History Month has commissioned Ric and Stephen to write A Very Victorian Scandal, which will be a part of the First National Festival of LGBT History. In 1880, Manchester’s most famous detective, Jerome Caminada, led a police raid on all male fancy dress ball. Forty-seven men were arrested and their trial caused an international sensation. Their original play is based on new research by Jeff Evans, which challenges existing accounts of these events.

Our Stonewall Didn’t Happen in Greenwich Village 1969; It Happened in Hulme 1880!

By Festival Team on 17 Sep 2014

Want to see a re-enactment of a mass arrest and trial of party goers to a ‘queer’ Fancy Dress Ball held in Hulme, a working-class district of Manchester in September 1880?

This is precisely what’s being planned as part of next Valentine’s weekend 2015 as part of the 1st National Festival of LGBT History, part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of LGBT Month 2015.

LGBT History Month is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an exciting event in Manchester over Valentine’s Weekend 2015.

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