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LGBT History Month: OUTing the past festival

  • Museum of Liverpool Pier Head Liverpool L3 1DG (map)

Join us at the Museum of Liverpool for a day of talks and film 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.

This year we are one of 18 venues in the UK and Ireland, Norway, Sweden and New York! Speakers will be coming from around the UK, including some home-grown talent and we have a special performance to end the day on a high (more details will be revealed).

Tales from the city
Why not combine it with a last chance to see our fabulous exhibition Tales from the city, which explores the lives and experiences of Liverpool’s LGBT+ community from 1967 to today? There are also a range of tours and drag tales to enjoy before the exhibition closes on 31 March, as part of the Tales from the city events programme.

The festival and exhibition are free and everyone is welcome.



Christian Owens - From small town boy to ‘visible’ city cop.


Val Stevenson - Trans-verses: poetry themes in The Glad Rag and Cross-Talk Magazines 1970s-1990s.


Pierrette Squires - Bisexual representation in museum collections - how you can help your history to be represented.


Adam Hodgson - UNISON: Our proud history – from lone voices to collective action for LGBT+ equality


Chris D’Bray - Queering a post-modern music hall.


Hilary McCollum - Public and private lesbian worlds in the 1920s.


Steve Boyce - Sex, crime and punishment throughout history.


Addea, G - Scrumming together and tackling homophobia.


Natasha Walker - Better connected – the history of switchboard.

Later Event: February 23
LGBT Book Club