The theme for Outing the Past 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’. The festival begins on the Friday evening with the singer Tom Robinson giving the 2018 Allan Horsfall Lecture in honour of the founder of CHE. Ross will be there to introduce the lecture on behalf of CHE.
Campaign for Homosexual Equality
All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided. More details later.
The main speaker will be Glenys Parry, long-term campaigner and former Chair of CHE. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided.
The Annual General Meeting and Conference of CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. The main speaker will be the writer and critic Nicholas de Jongh. We also plan to show a short film from the 1980s, featuring a well-known CAGS member in a very different context. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
Come and hear the gay activist and historian Professor Jeffrey Weeks. He'll be bringing copies of the new edition of his book Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. After a break for light refreshments, Peter Scott-Presland will talk on “Punting with Pride”. We also plan an update on recent CHE activity, and plans for LGBT History Month. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
Peter Scott-Presland will be talking about the origins of CHE and his book Amiable Warriors. An LGBT History Month event.
The main speaker will be the author and secularist Terry Sanderson. His books include Adventures of a Happy Homosexual. Hear what CHE has been doing over the last year, and put questions to the Executive. Refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come along.
The main speaker will be Stuart Feather, author of Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation and the Making of the Radical Queens (to be published in February). Stuart was a member of the Gay Liberation Front from the beginning to the bitter end. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but it would help with planning if you could let us know you intend to come.
London Metropolitan Archives' 13th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer History conference focuses on community history, collecting, caring for, sharing and understanding our heritage, inspired by the Speak Out oral history project. Ross plans to be there, with a stall showcasing CHE and the LGBT Archive Project. Tickets £10, concessions £7.50.
Andrew Lumsden will talk about his researches on the Labouchere Amendment (which introduced the offence of 'Gross Indecency' in 1885). There will also be a film about the early days of the Gay Liberation Front, and a discussion about GLF and CHE. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but it would help with planning if you could let us know you intend to come.