A celebration for LGBT history month starting in 1395, including a remarkable selection of images from the archives. View here.
My 25-year fight for trans equality: Stephen Whittle’s talk at the LSE
Stephen Whittle is a trans man, activist and Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. In a lecture given at the LSE, he discusses Press for Change – which was founded in 1992 and campaigned using social education, legal case work, and parliamentary lobbying to successfully change the UK into what is now one of the most transgender-friendly countries in the world. Watch here.
Various Archival Resources
The British Library holds the oral history part of the Hall Carpenter lesbian and gay archive, as well as many other LGBTQ+ resources and regularly blogs about its collections - access here.
The archival material from the Hall Carpenter collection is held by the Women’s Library at LSE - access here.
The Bishopsgate Institute has a large collection of LGBTQ resources which includes the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archives - access here.
The London Metropolitan Archives have a research guide helping researchers to identify LGBTQ+ records in their collections, which include the rukus! Black LGBT cultural archive - access here.
West Yorkshire Queer Stories is a local history project which has posted excerpts from LGBTQ+ oral history interviews online - access here.
From a Whisper to a Roar is an exciting new lesbian oral history project - access here.
The Log Books Podcast gives an incredible glimpse into LGBTQ+ life from decades ago; each episode centres around log book entries made by the volunteers who staffed the phones from the charity Switchboard, a helpline opened in 1974 for anyone who wanted to talk about gender identity and sexuality. Each episode takes a different theme, using Switchboard’s log book entries as a springboard into contributors’ memories and discussions about the same issue in 2019 to 2021.
Destape: Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina
2nd February, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm: An event part of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Latin American History Seminar series - more info here.
Book Launch: Los feminismos en América Latina
3rd March 2021, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm: Join Dr Patricio Simonetto (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at UCL Institute of the Americas) to host this conversation with the book's author, Dora Barrancos, and Mexican scholar Gabriela Cano - more info here.