Looking ahead to LGBT History Month 2013 in Plymouth

Over the last several weeks, a great deal of cataloging work has been taking place with the Plymouth LGBT Archive since it was deposited at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. The physical collection can now been searched – either in person or online at http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/archivescatalogue – where it is held under the collection […]

Birth of Rights

lesbian civil partnership 2012

The first decade of the 21st century saw not only the welcome abolition of the oppressive Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 after many LGBT campaigns but also the introduction of ground breaking legislation ensuring many equal rights for LGBT people. Civil Partnership and Adoption Laws are now enabling LGBT people to enjoy many of the same […]

21st Century Pride

Since 2000, Plymouth’s LGBT community has become more visible and established itself more publically in the city. A wide range of activities and events, including candlelight vigils, protests and celebrations have helped to do this – drawing more attention to the diversity that has always existed here in Plymouth. “The Pride is a place to go and source information on different, […]

In Other Words

The ‘In Other Words’ Bookshop was opened on Mutley Plain in 1982 by Prudence de Villiers and her partner Gay Jones. The shop broke new ground in Plymouth as it became a focal point for Plymouth’s few but determined radical activists. The shop sold a wide range of literature that was generally unavailable in most bookshops at the […]

Pride in Our Past winning photo by Kevin Kelland

Pride in Our Past winning photo by Kevin Kelland, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. This is the winning entry of the Pride in Our Past photography competition. A photo taken by photographer Kevin Kelland showing Peter Tatchell leading the Pride Flag across Royal Parade, Plymouth for the cities Pride Event 2009. […]

2007 – George Michael and Elton John in Plymouth

In 2007 Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park stadium hosted two big summer concerts with out gay pop music icons Elton John and George Michael playing at the stadium. Elton John brought his his Las Vegas Red Piano show to Plymouth, including huge inflatables and an array of special effects on May 26th 2007. It is reported […]

In Other Words Book Shop Plymouth

In Other Words Book Shop Plymouth, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. In Other Words Bookshop which opened on Mutley Plain in 1982 by Prudence de Villiers and her partner Gay Jones, broke new ground in Plymouth when it opened by selling a wide range of literature including anti-war, environmental and gay […]

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 […]

LGBT History Month 2010 Quiz

A LGBT history themed quiz was held at The Swallow raising funds for the Eddystone Trust and EACH as part of the  LGBT History Month 2010 events in Plymouth. The Poster

Plymouth LGBT Film Night Launched February 2010

Plymouth Pride Forum and Pride in Plymouth launched LGBT film night as part of the 2010 LGBT History Month events. Screening Stonewall the Movie at Hawkins Meeting House, Plymouth. The Poster The Leaflet

IDAHOT 2010 Great Global Kiss In

IDAHOT 2010 Great Global Kiss In, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: For International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2010 Pride in Plymouth organised a flash mob style Kiss-in as part of the Great Global Kiss-in Project, held in Plymouth City Centre on the 15th May. The video was mashed in to one of the […]

PPF World AIDS Day 2007

PPF World AIDS Day 2007, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: On December 1st 2007 the Plymouth Pride Forum launched it’s new interactive website and marked World AIDS Day with a reception and candle light vigil. The website was short lived as it was abused by a small number of people.