Friday, July 17, 2009

National Pre-Launch of LGBT History Month 2010 Announced

This page will be updated as and when extra details become available.

We are very excited to announce that the national pre-launch event for LGBT History Month 2010 will be taking place at the British Museum on 19 November 2009.

The year 2010 will bring us The Equality Act with its greater legislative demands of schools and all public institutions thereby increasing the relevance of LGBT History Month.

Timed to be a part of Anti-Bullying Week, this will be a whole day event in three parts:

In the morning, local school pupils will learn about objects in the Museum with relevant LGBT themes.

Afternoon session - 1.30-3.30pm: for teachers, youth workers and other practitioners, will provide inspiration and practical suggestions as to how your school, educational institution, pupils, students and service users can share in LGBT History Month. 12 practioners of the primary, secondary, and university sectors as well as members of a youth group, a singer who works in schools, and a Connexions worker will be at hand. They come from all over the country, both urban and rural.

They include
  • John Harold - No Outsiders
  • Elly Barnes - Stoke Newington School London
  • Pauline Weeks - Thomas Tallis School London
  • Jan Bridget and youth from Gay and Lesbian Youth In Calderdale
  • Kate Sicolo - Intercom Trust Cornwall
  • Liz Willow - Camden Forum
  • David Robson - Roehampton University
  • Louise Davies - Out For Our Children
  • Jay Stewart - Gendered Intelligence
  • Naechanè Valentino - singer and educationalist
  • Rachel Williams - Connexions
  • Pav Akhtar - Training and Development Agency for Schools
  • Ekow Armah - National Coordinator Healthy Schools
  • Diana Johnson MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools
  • and speakers from the Central School of Speech and Drama, the MLA, and Ofsted
Exhibitions will include:
  • Gays the Word Bookshop
  • Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton’s Queer Cartoonists and LGBT History
  • Camden Forum
  • Gendered Intelligence/Central School Speech and Drama
  • Shropshire Archives
  • Intercom Trust
  • Nottingham Rainbow Heritage
  • Birmingham LGBT Community Trust
  • Manchester Military Pride
  • LGBT Youth North West
  • Queer Youth
  • Galop and Stonewall Housing Oral History Project
  • University of Brighton “Count Me In”
  • Southwark LGBT forum and Network
  • Queer Oxford
  • Out For Our Children
  • Hall Carpenter Archives
  • Kent County Council Youth Group
  • Peterborough The Youth Group
  • A Day in Hand
Teachers surgery - 5-6pm: A relaxed and informal session for teachers who want to begin LGBT celebrations in their school to come and discuss with teachers who have already had successful results. The panel will consist of representatives from primary and secondary schools who have tried and tested ideas to help kick start your celebrations for February 2010.

Formal pre-launch - 6.15-9pm: Highlighting art, history and culture, the evening will be an opportunity for networking, and to hear from prominent speakers including Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Rt. Hon. Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Michael Cashman MEP, Cllr Keith Moffit, Leader of Camden Council, Amy Murphy of Our Story Scotland, Jan Pemblett from the London Metropolitan Archives and Lou Hart from the Camden LGBT Forum.

There will aslo be presentations from Rukus (black LGBT archive), Brighton Our Story (local LGBT archive), London Metropolitan Archive and Imperial War Museum North (Military Pride).

For more information, to sign up for the event, please click here, select the part of the event you want to attend and click on register.

A pre-launch event is also taking place at the University of Salford on 3rd December. Find out more here.

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