In 2012 Welsh Pride was the first exhibition of LGBTQ+ people, allies, and events in Wales. This badge was designed by Norena Shopland for that project.
By Ceri Thompson, Curator Big Pit Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales In 2015 the rainbow flag was flown from the headgear in Big Pit to commemorate the 1984/85 alliance between the LGBTQ+ community and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). In 1984, an alliance of lesbians and gay men was formed to support … Read More “Lesbians and Gaymen Support the Miners” »
In 1682 Wallography; Or The Britton Describ’d: Being a Pleasant Relation of a Journey into Wales, &c. was published. Written by William Richards it satirises the habits, history, architecture, and social mores of the Welsh. It was reprinted in 1738 by Edward Holdsworth, John Torbuck, and Samuel Cobb and retitled A Collection of Welsh Travels, and … Read More “Woman in the Habit of a Man” »
Ceri Harris BEM, of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and writer/historian Norena Shopland took a look at LGBTQ+ diversity within medicine and health. The 66-page timeline, full of fascinating snippets of information, celebrates and remembers those LGBTQ+ people who were connected in one way or another with the medical profession. Download your own copy … Read More “LGBTQ+ People in medicine and Health” »
King Edward II had a relatively short reign. He ascended the throne in 1307 but was deposed in 1327. Also known as Edward of Carnarvon he had relationships with both men and women and is recognised today as someone we would refer to as sexually fluid. Silver pennies featuring Edward II were minted at London, … Read More “Edward II coin” »
There were numerous reports in newspapers around the world about women who cross-lived as men and married women. One of the most famous is James Allen (more on Wikipedia) and this article appeared in the Carmarthen Journal in 1829. “The following particulars have been collected relative to the female who styled herself James Allen, and … Read More “The Female Husband” »
A number of pottery designs featuring highly imaginative depictions of the Ladies of Llangollen appeared during the first few decades of the 19th century. More details can be read on this blog: A Story on a Plate This particular plate is from Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales collection but it is an LGBTQ+ artefact anyone … Read More “A Story on a Plate” »
This calendar is a selection of inclusionary and celebratory dates that can be used to raise awareness and promote understanding of LGBTQ+ people and issues. It provides details of some relevant, and some fun, celebratory periods and explains how you can schedule a whole load of posts to cover the whole year in one go.
Consultations on legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales began in 2012. There was only one government consultation in Wales and this took place on 15 May 2012 at the United Reform Church, Cardiff. Federico Podeschi, the CEO of the charity the LGBT Excellence Centre, had met one of the Government representatives in … Read More “Equal marriage consultation” »