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March 18, 2013

The 1959 ITV play South will be aired during the BFI’s 27th lesbian and gay film festival

Possibly the first ever gay drama has been unearthed by the British Film Institute and will be screened on 23 and 24 March.

Airing at the BFI’s 27th lesbian and gay film festival, the 1959 ITV play ‘South’ follows an exiled Polish lieutenant facing up to his demons just before the American Civil War.

Unearthed for the BFI by researcher Peter Scott-Presland, curator Simon McCallum says the drama ‘is a milestone’ in cultural history.

March 12, 2013

Eleven short films and three features will be shown next week, creating a 'screen hub for transgender communities' 

Sydney's first transgender film festival starts on Monday (18 March) showing 11 short and three feature films over two days.

Sydney Transgender International Film Festival (STIFF) curator Vahid Vahed said it is 'an essential screen hub for transgender communities, groups and individuals worldwide'.

June 6, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery has got the painting of the Chevalier d'Eon, a 18th-century 'cross-dresser'

London's National Portrait Gallery has discovered that a painting they bought recently is not an 18th-century lady at all, but a transgender woman.

British newspaper The Guardian Arts reveals the National Portrait Gallery bought the painting at a provincial sale outside New Yourk last year.

It shows Chevalier d’Éon, diplomat, soldier and, most of all, cross-dresser.

February 6, 2012

V&A Museum in London celebrates Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee with a retrospective of royal portraits by gay photographer Cecil Beaton

From teenage princess to queen, Cecil Beaton photographed Elizabeth II over three decades and his unrivalled access to the British monarch is explored in a major new exhibition.

A timeline of the gay photographer's portraits of Her Royal Highness go on show at London's V&A Museum this week to commemorate her diamond jubilee.

February 3, 2012

Conservative homophobe Ann Widdecombe, gay footballers and fine art get the HomoLAB treatment from the National Portrait Gallery

This week Lucio discusses BBC3's Britain's Gay Footballers, Baylen's drama with buy-one-get-one-free protein powder and Amy's disgust for Ann Widdecombe.

And HomoLAB are joined by Tim 'Timberlina' Redfearn who is the curator of  'Defining Sexuality and Gender in Portraiture for LGBT Communities' at London's famous National Portrait Gallery as part of Britain's LGBT History Month (February).

November 30, 2011
Writers and poets celebrate LGBT history with Write Queer London in December, January and February.
Writers and poets will celebrate LGBT history as Write Queer London returns to the British capital for the fourth year in December, January and February. Curator talks, gallery tours, poetry commissions, a writing competition and creative writing workshops are all part of the mix.