OUTing The Past 2019 Festival Programme: Liverpool

Come and join us this LGBT History Month at The Museum of Liverpool, 23 February, for our OUTing the Past Festival of LGBT History. 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.

It will be a bumper day of diverse talks, film showing and a performance to end the day on a high (more details will be revealed). 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 31 March.


The festival and exhibition are free and everyone is welcome. The talks and film screening will be in education room 3, Floor 1.

11am- Christian Owens – From Small Town Boy to ‘Visible’ City Cop

11.30- Val Stevenson – Trans-Verses: Poetry themes in The Glad Rag and Cross-Talk Magazines 1970s – 1990s

12noon- Pierrette Squires – Bisexual representation in museum collections – how you can help your history to be represented.

12.30pm- Adam Hodgson – UNISON: Our Proud History – from lone voices to collective action for LGBT equality

1pm- Chris D’Bray – Queering a Post-Modern Music Hall.
2pm- Hilary McCollum – Public and private lesbian worlds in the 1920s

2.30pm- Steve Boyce – Sex, Crime and Punishment throughout history.

3pm- Addea, G – Scrumming Together & Tackling Homophobia

3.30pm- Natasha Walker – Better Connected – The History of Switchboard

Jenny Ardrey