Welcome to the home of OUTing The Past, an annual celebration of LGBT+ history.

The 2019 programme is dedicated to ‘LGBT+ Solidarity: Past and Present’. It features speakers from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, US, Sweden, Italy, Israel, and Norway. Workshops include: Making and Presenting LGBT+ Films, The Future of LGBT+ History in the UK, and discussion with the CEO and Research Director of the Queer Britain museum project.

outing the past events timetable

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Festival events Conference events


Call for submissions…

Festivals Popular Presentations - 1st Sept - 30th Sept

Conference Papers - 1st Oct - 7th Jan


“Very well organised, diverse range of speakers and subjects. Felt very lucky to be there”


“It was a fantastic event to attend to meet lots of different people. I had some very powerful conversations. Attending this event, speaking with other delegates and exploring queer histories made me feel very seen.”


“Fantastic conference. Highly relevant and important topics. Can't wait for next years!


“It feels important to have gatherings like this in Northern Ireland as it is vital to share what is happening here.”


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