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Why we need to disrupt gendered perceptions of sexual crime

Posted on: 1 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Illustration of two Indian women in the 19th century

When it comes to an event such as Women’s History Month, we rightly celebrate women’s achievements and the historical contributions that they have made, in addition to exploring women’s lives and experiences.


Out and proud - the legacy of the Gay Liberation Front

Posted on: 24 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Demonstration with Gay Liberation Front

The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) originated in America, with the famous Stonewall Riots on 27 June 1969 and leading figures such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. By 1970, the idea had been brought over to the London School of Economics and the first meeting was held in a basement with 19 people on the 13 October 1970. Within a month, after leafleting and more meetings, the crowds of attendees grew.


Where are all the Trans People in History?

Posted on: 4 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Marsha P. Johnson Memorial

Many trans people, myself included, wonder why we never learn about all of the amazing transgender people in history. Of course, being trans is not all there is to know about me, but it's still something I’m very proud of and that I continue to engage with. I love the community that I am a part of! I love both learning about history, as a history student, and being trans, so it's upsetting to see a lack of trans representation in history books. So where are all the trans people in history? Here are four trans people who have contributed to the progress of the trans community and our rights...


Sex and 'Sexuality' in South Asian History

Posted on: 29 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

British Library photograph of three people from the Hirja community

While the British justified the conquest and colonisation of a quarter of the world’s population on the grounds that they were bringing the ‘rule of law’ to peoples who had none, in reality they superimposed an alien legal system upon often complex pre-existing legal norms.


Five ways to explore LGBT+ history from home

Posted on: 27 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Student in gardens on campus

For LGBT+ history month we asked Imogen, Deputy-President of the Guild, to collaborate with us on a list of media to watch and resources to explore. From campaigning for equal rights at Pride in London, to the Harlem ballroom scene in New York, find out more about LGBT+ history here.


The Kremlin, the past and 2020

Posted on: 6 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Kremlin, Moscow

2020 was meant to be a blockbuster year for the Kremlin: twenty years of Vladimir Putin, seventy-five years since the victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War and constitutional changes approved overwhelmingly by the population in a referendum.