LGBT+ History Month, Feb 2021: Gay life in London in the 1970s

By Mark Stenhoff

The 1970s was the era of the button badge. Every shade of political opinion – and apolitical social comment – found its one–line expression on a badge. The cause of Gay Liberation was no exception. I’ve no idea what happened to my Gay Pride 75 badge or the Campaign for Homosexual Equality one that I’m sporting in the inset picture; that’s from 1976. Yes, the rather miffed looking little creature…

LGBT STEM Day

By Mark Stenhoff

Wednesday 18 November 2020 is LGBT STEM Day, the annual international day for LGBTQ+ people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Mental wellbeing resources in Kingston

By Annie McIntyre

On 1 July, Kingston Mental Well-being Festival was held at the King Charles Centre in Surbiton.  I went along for a few reasons: as a user of mental health services myself, and because I have an interest in community wellbeing and wanted to identify resources that might be useful for you here.

It’s Bisexual Visibility Day 2018

By Katy Harrad

23rd September every year is Bisexual Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. This is the focus for a flurry of activity in the bi community (usually including a series of wry jokes about suddenly becoming visible just for a day and then disappearing again) and with luck, some recognition from the wide…

An evening of Queer Films in Kingston

By Liam Rogers

Our short film event is back for 2018. We’ll be turning Kingston Quaker Centre in to a queer cinema on the evening of Saturday 6th October, followed by drinks at a nearby venue. Tickets are £5 for general admission and £3 for concessions or low/no income individuals. The seating is unallocated. For this film screening…