LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month

Posted by rhiandavies - Monday, 5 Feb 2024

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LGBT+ History Month welcomes everyone, regardless of your professional background—be it in education, museums, libraries, art galleries, businesses, services, or as a member of a network, social group, or an individual.

Observed annually every February throughout the UK, this significant month was established in 2004 by Schools OUT UK co-chairs, Paul Patrick, and Professor Emeritus Sue Sanders. The inaugural celebration took place in February 2005.

Manchester University Press is proud to celebrate our queer history titles across our trade and academic list. You can get 30% off all the books below by using code LGBT30 at checkout.

Queer beyond London

Queer beyond London

Matt Cook, Alison Oram

Explores and compares the queer dimensions of four English cities - Manchester, Leeds, Plymouth, and Brighton

Red closet

Red closet

Rustam Alexander

Based on unique and previously undiscovered sources, this is the first book to tell the story of the oppression of LBGT people in the USSR.

As Good as a Marriage

As Good as a Marriage

Jill Liddington

The authoritative sequel to Female Fortune, continuing the diaries of Anne Lister up to 1838, when she was at her most powerful.

Female Fortune

Female Fortune

Jill Liddington

A new edition of Jill Liddington's classic work on Anne Lister's extraordinary diaries, which inspired Gentleman Jack

Queer Objects

Queer Objects

Chris Brickell, Judith Collard

What makes an object queer? This collection considers the question in relation to lesbian, gay and transgender communities across time, cultures and space. Written by established and up-and-coming authors, the sixty-three chapters range from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings to political placards, snapshots, sex toys and the smartphone.

Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain

Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain

Lucy Robinson

When the personal became political it changed British politics for ever. Gay men and the left, available in paperback for the first time, explores the enormous impact that gay politics had on the landscape of post-war Britain.

Odd men out

Odd men out

John-Pierre Joyce, Simon Callow

Examines the transformation of homosexual men from 'odd' to 'normal' during the tumultuous decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

Queer cinema in contemporary France

Queer cinema in contemporary France

Todd Reeser

Comprehensive in scope, Queer cinema in contemporary France traces the development of the meaning of queer across five French directors' careers, from their earliest, often unknown films to their later, major films with international release.

The history of marriage equality in Ireland

The history of marriage equality in Ireland

Sonja Tiernan

Tracing the campaign for marriage equality, this book highlights how this movement and the related referendum result have propelled Ireland from a country perceived as one repressed and controlled by the Catholic church to a country that is now admired as a leader in equality of human rights.

Luminous presence

Luminous presence

Alexandra Parsons

Luminous presence: Derek Jarman's life-writing is the first book to analyse the prolific writing of queer icon Derek Jarman. Much of Jarman's powerful, imaginative response to HIV/AIDS can be found in his remarkable books, which Alexandra Parsons argues were critical in changing the cultural terms of queer representation in the 1980s and 1990s.

De-centering queer theory

De-centering queer theory

Bogdan Popa

This book historicises Anglo-American queer theory by excavating a rival epistemology that advanced a communist sexuality during the Cold War. It proposes a new dialectical theory that inserts socialist ideas and films in the epistemology of queer studies.

Dirty books

Dirty books

Barry Reay, Nina Attwood

The fascinating story of fearless and innovative publishers and authors who wrote their own sexual revolution before the sexual revolution.

Now that's what I call a history of the 1980s

Now that's what I call a history of the 1980s

Lucy Robinson

Now that's what I call a history of the 1980s is a political and cultural History of Britain in the long 1980s in ten objects or moments. Neither a top down history, nor nostalgic celebration, it reframes the decade around local, national, and global politics of gender, race, age and sexuality.

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