Reflecting on LGBT History Month 2016

Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD Student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies and LGBT History Month Director, Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice, reflects on events organised by the RPA during February 2016. Over the last few weeks, the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area at The University of Nottingham has supported the University’s …

Welcome to LGBT History Month 2016

In this guest post, Dr Max Biddulph, Chair of the University LGBTQ Staff Network, introduces LGBT History Month. Welcome to LGBT History Month 2016 at The University of Nottingham! Our festival of LGBT-related events throughout February is part of the 11th annual national commemoration and the theme of this year’s history month is ‘religion, belief and philosophy’. …

Views from ‘Call me Kuchu’ and ‘Stop erasing bisexuals’ events

Last week, @UoNResearch live-tweeted two of our LGBT History Month events. These events have been Storified, and you can follow the discussions and public reactions below. On Thursday 12 February, we joined the UoN LGBTQ and BME Staff Network for a screening of Call me Kuchu, followed by a Q&A session with Bisi Alimi, Nigerian LGBT …

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 …

The American orchestration of Ugandan homophobia and ‘Call Me Kuchu’

Coral Leather is a postgraduate student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. In this guest post she gives some context to the film Call Me Kuchu, which we’re screening at Nottingham’s New Art Exchange as part of the LGBT History Month programme.  My dissertation explores the ways in which American missionary groups have become …

Researching bisexuality

Next Friday Francesca Kitson, a postgraduate student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies, will lead a special ‘in conversation’ event for LGBT History Month. She’ll talk to psychologist Grant Denkinson about the issues facing the bisexual community — and the difficulty some have in even getting their sexuality recognised. This guest post from …

Evangelicalism, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and God Loves Uganda

Coral Leather is a postgraduate student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. In this guest post she gives some background to the film God Loves Uganda, which will be screened by the department on Tuesday 10 February. February is LGBT History Month, and the Department of American and Canadian Studies is putting on a number …