Protest, Patriotism and the fight for LGBT America

Tom Bishop is a PhD student in the Department of American & Canadian Studies, where he is writing a thesis on masculinity during the Cold War. In this post, he looks forward to welcoming Dr Simon Hall, University of Leeds, and David Edgley, Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage, to the University to discuss ‘Gay rights in the US: the promise …

Rainbow Heritage: LGBT celebration on campus

On Tuesday 17 February, Nottingham’s Department of American and Canadian Studies is hosting a special LGBT History Month evening in collaboration with Rainbow Heritage, a long-standing project celebrating Nottinghamshire’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives, hidden history and culture. Below, David Edgley introduces his organisation and reflects on the ideas behind the special exhibition that will be …