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 […]

Stigma creates fear of reporting attacks (1995)

First Published: Thursday, 9 November 1995 Source: The Independent Copyright: Link to full article Jason Bennetto reports on Plymouth’s insular gay community in Plymouth It is said that you can get all of Plymouth’s gay activists into two taxis. As in most of Britain’s provincial cities few homosexuals are willing to stand up and be […]

DNA on cigarette may clear Plymouth man jailed for 17 years for gay killing (2007)

First Published: Saturday, 27 January 2007 Source: The Independent By Jason Bennetto, Crime Correspondent Copyright: Link to Full Article A pair of cigarette butts have provided crucial DNA evidence that could free a man who has spent the past 16 years in jail for a murder he has always claimed he did not commit. The […]

Feature on Plymouth Transgender Person Gets Top Spot in UK Gay News ‘Article of 2007’

Article first published: 30th December 2007 Source: http://www.ukgaynews.org.uk/Archive/07/Dec/3101.htm Copyright: Creative Commons Licence. Selecting what we consider the best article in the English language published by a newspaper anywhere in the world – and “listed” on the UK Gay News ‘front page’ – was a relatively easy task this year. The article taking pride of place […]

LGBT Film Night – October 2010

In October 2010 the chosen film for LGBT film night at Hawkins Meeting House was Beautiful Thing this coincided with UK Black History Month.  This trailer featuring some of the black actors cast in the film was shown.

Plymouth Gay couple celebrate 50 years together – Sept 2010

Proud Paul Pollard and boyfriend Ted Spring have celebrated their 50th anniversary together. Dedicated Paul, 72, met Ted, 73, in a club half a century ago and the devoted couple say it was ”love at first sight”. Paul was a 22-year-old chef at the time and Ted was then an Able Seaman on shore leave […]

Pride in Our Past Meets members of the Rainbow Experience in Plymouth

We were invited along to another meeting with Age Concern’s LGBT group, The Rainbow Experience, today at their new venue of Hawkins Meeting House.  This gave us the opportunity to discuss the project with people who are in a position to make a real contribution and they certainly intend to do just that.  A creative […]

Collaborative Phd Student takes up post

We are pleased to announce that Alan Butler officially started his research at the University of Plymouth today. The collaborative doctoral project is sponsored by Plymouth Pride Forum as part of the Pride in Our Past project, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Alan will be working as part of the […]