Closing Date for Photography Competition Extended to 14th January 2012

Due to last minute interest from people keen to share their Christmas and New Year photos, we’ve decided to extend the closing date for the photo competition to Saturday 14th January 2012. It would be great if as many of you as possible took this opportunity to email in pictures that represent your holiday season, […]

Pride in Our Past News – December 2011

In this months news World AIDS Day 2011, Creative Writing workshops and a report from the 9th annual Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History and Archives Conference.  

Make Some Noise World AIDS Day 2011

Many of the Pride in Our Past volunteers will be joining with Plymouth Pride Forum for the World AIDS Day event happening in Plymouth on Thursday, 1st, December, 2011. People are asked to meet at the steps of the Roland Levinsky building (University of Plymouth) at 6.45pm. Wear something red and join the formation of […]

Pride in Our Past News – Loads Going On to Create an Exhibition to be PROUD OF

Pride in Our Past – Exhibition We have attended a series of meetings with staff from the City Museum and Art Gallery where we have started to block the exhibition on paper.  This initial draft of how the exhibition may be laid out will give the exhibition working group a lot to consider over the […]

Pride in Our Past Events around the Project and Exhibition

As mentioned in our November News we intend to arrange and promote a series of events as part of the project that will complement the main exhibition in 2012. Ideas for some events have already been received from various people that we have met with. Plymouth Libraries, various departments of the university , the Barbican […]

LGBT History and Pride Timeline 1942 – 2007

This time line compiled by Mark Ayres was first displayed at Plymouth Pride Event 2007. The content of this publication has been collected from various public sources and may require verification.

Pride in Our Past “Walk Like a Man” Workshop with Joseph Mercier

Joseph Mercier’s arrival in Plymouth, for a performance of his Cruising Clubbing F**king show at the Barbican Theatre, was marked with a special workshop at the Barbican Theatre’s studio last night.  Nine men and one intrepid lady explored the ways in which men have met and seduced each other through the years. The exercises opened […]

Pride in Our Past November News

Pride in Our Past November update:

Pride in Our Past visits the City Registry Office – discovering some interesting facts

Civil partnerships will form a key feature of the Pride in our Past exhibition and archive, as we record the legal changes that has taken place in recent years, and the ‘unofficial’ ceremonies that took place long before the law changed. There is still some way to go before we have equality in marriage as […]

Cruising Clubbing, F**king – Theatre Workshop – 10th Nov

In connection with the dance event, Crusing, Clubbing, F**king, at the Barbican Theatre on Friday 11th November, Pride in Our Past has collaborated with creator, Joseph Mercier, to facilitate a special workshop which will consider how gay men have met and seduced each other from the 1960s until the present day.Being held at the Barbican […]

Pride in Our Past at the Plymouth Respect Festival 2011

The Pride in Our Past team were out in force, with the Plymouth Pride Forum, at Plymouth’s 13th Annual Respect Festival on Sunday 30th October. The event included live musical performances, stalls, workshops, information stands, food and many more activities.  Our stand gave us the opportunity to spread the word about the project to visitors […]

Let’s Put Some Colour in to The Archive

During the course of the Pride in Our Past project we are creating a series of postcards to help publicise the project. We will have a a great set by the time the Pride in Our Past exhibition opens at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery in April 2012.

Photography Competition Poster

LGBT Photography Flyer, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: Photography Competition – LGBT Life in Plymouth Past and Present. Cash Prize – Free Entry – Open to All Look out for our new poster promoting the Pride in Our Past photography competition kindly designed by volunteers Anna and Chris.

A Navy Court Martial 1807 – by Rictor Norton

Reproduced by kind permission of the Author: Rictor Norton (Ed.), “A Navy Court Martial, 1807,” Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England: A Sourcebook. 26 November 2006; updated 2 March 2011 . Source: http://rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/1807berr.htm   Tuesday, 6 October 1807 COURT MARTIAL. On the 2d instant a Court Martial was held on board the Salvador del Mundo, in Hamoaze, […]

Project Update 16th October 2011

Helen our project coordinator has had a busy week meeting most of the volunteers working on setting the record straight in Plymouth. Helen will catch up with those she missed over the next week or so. This has provided Helen with a good insight into the work done so far and will enable her to […]