Museum of Liverpool: OUTing the past

Museum of Liverpool: OUTing the past
Museum of Liverpool: OUTing the past

Venue: Museum Of Liverpool
Dates: 03/02/2018
Times: All Day

OUTing the past

Join us at the Museum of Liverpool for a day of talks exploring a diverse range of LGBT histories, culture, activism and personal experiences; many with a Liverpool focus, as part of our celebrations for LGBT History Month.

  • 10.15-10.30am Welcome and introduction
  • 10.30–11am Caroline Paige: Trans Atlantic militaries; how the UK showed the way and the USA lost it; and the implications for LGBTQ rights.
  • 10.45-11.15am Paul Amann: YNWA from Friends of Dorothy to Kop Outs
  • 11.15-11.45am Hilary McCollum: Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women
  • 11.30-12.00 Billie-Gina Thomason: William Seymour: the ‘Female Cabdriver’ from Liverpool
  • 12.15-12.45pm Paul Harfleet: The Pansy Project – an artist’s response to Homophobia
  • 12.30-1pm Andrew Dineley: Homologo® From something to hide to corporate pride. A visual history of design, imagery, logos and documentation used to represent and symbolise LGBT movements of the last 75 years.
  • 1-1.30pm Joan Burnett: Liverpool Pride: A local protest, an international message
  • 1.15-1.45pm Tracy O’Hara: Out of the shadows: 21 years in Merseyside Police
  • 2.15-2.45 Meryl Brayford-Cuzak: The impact of section 28 on providing support to LGBT people with learning disabilities
  • 2.30-3pm Emma Vickers: The relationship between same-sex desire and National Service in post-war Britain.
  • 3-3.30pm Rainer Schulze: From Auschwitz to the cabaret stages: the forgotten life of a Roma Holocaust survivor and transgender cabaret artist in post-war West Germany.
  • 3.30-4.15pm Peter Scott-Presland and Andrew Lumsden: The trial of Lord Alfred Douglas (interactive presentation)

LGBT History Month is an annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.

The theme for LGBT History Month 2018 is Geography: Mapping the World.


This event is part of our Tales from the city event series.