Anne Lister Research Summit resources are now online. View resources including videos from the 2023 summit on the world of ‘Gentleman Jack’ Anne Lister. These cover queer theory and the lives of gay women in English history.
Just launched by Columbia University, a searchable web archive of 50th anniversary commemorations of the Stonewall uprising. The Stonewall uprising a key event in LGBT history. Over a hundred US sites have been archived preserving the images and audio-content including interviews with original participants. They include the sites of academic libraries, radio stations, NGOs and […]
United Nations Development Programme has just devised the first indicators on how to measure LGBTI inclusion. This is part of the process of measuring the delivery of 2030 development objectives. It provides provides a set of 51 indicators in the areas of health, education, civil and political participation, economic empowerment, security and violence.
The Kenyan Penal code currently criminalises same sex relations in sections 162 and 165. A penalty can be 14 years in prison. The courts recently postponed a reconsideration of the code until May This interesting article from the Conversation sets such laws in a wider colonial context For further information try these resources: For background context see the UK Home […]
The challenges and needs of gender, sexual and romantic minorities in Higher Education The latest report from Student Minds completed by 467 students, recent graduates and members of University/Students’ Union staff found that: ‘Many respondents noted that they experienced barriers accessing support because they feel misunderstood or judged.’ It has recommendations for student unions and […]
For those interested in industrial and labour history a collection of over 50 images relating to the 1980s strike have been added to the People’s Collection of Wales. They include LGBT Support group leaflets. If you have not explored this site before it is a great project supported by the Government of Wales which provides free […]
U.S. Homophile Internationalism is a new online exhibit which can be found on the Outhistory.org website. The website states “This archive and exhibit explores U.S. homophile magazine references to various regions of the world in the 1950s and 1960s. The regions are (1) Africa; (2) Asia and the Pacific; (3) Canada; (4) Latin America and the Caribbean; […]
Find out the best place to work in the UK by consulting the latest annual Stonewall Equality Index. The methodology examines 10 key areas: distinct areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement. Interestingly, M15 and the security services are this year ranked top! The Times Higher has […]
Jane Traies, who is based at the University of Surrey, is pioneering research on the lives of older lesbians in the UK. It is in its preliminary stages but you can read her dissertation and a blog charting progress http://womenlikethat.co.uk/ For links to other gay oral history archives try these recommended resources. Sophia Smith Collection […]
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?PAGE=4769 Free access to one of the longest running LGBT newspapers. The Gay Liberation Front launched the Empty Closet in 1971. All 438 issues from January 1971 to April 2011 are now online. Now published by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, the newspaper chronicles the gay rights movement, from the first gay pride […]