Another busy couple of weeks! I am struggling with the pace of keeping all my plates spinning and working to those deadlines! Anyway, I had to opportunity to attend the opening of Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity at the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery. It has prided itself on bringing together a diverse collection of… Continue reading Coming Out Exhibtion
Biology, Sex, Gender... What's the difference? I have been interested in engaging with the body and gender identity since my undergraduate research and the beginnings of my career in academia. What is most striking is that, gender, biology and sex all must be treated independently of one another. Why? The main reason is that there… Continue reading Too many Definitions?
I had to privilege of watching The Burnley Buggers' Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator being performed in the Bluecoat at Liverpool on Saturday. It was an extension of sorts from the Sexing the Past Conference held there over the weekend. The Burnley Buggers Ball was written by Stephen M. Hornby and had the character of… Continue reading #burnleyplays
Just too many labels? As you may know February marks LGBT History Month with various hubs and events being set up around the country including Manchester, Liverpool and Brighton amongst others. Similarly, the beginning of March marks an annual conference in conjunction with Schools Out called Sexing the Past. Each year has a theme and… Continue reading Sexing the Past What is and How to Do LGBT History
Last night Stuart Milk came to LJMU to give a really evocative and at times harrowing talk on continuing his uncle Harvey Milk's work and the Harvey Milk Foundation. The main message from Stuart was for people to be VISIBLE and celebrate in their individuality, differences and uniqueness. This is something I resonate in that… Continue reading Stuart Milk – Be visible!