OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History 2019

Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), 'Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont (1738-1800), in Robes of the Order of the Bath', 1773-1774. © National Gallery of Ireland.
Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), 'Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont (1738-1800), in Robes of the Order of the Bath', 1773-1774. © National Gallery of Ireland. Credit

This year's festival will take place in Dublin 20-22 March 2020. Find more information here

On 23 March 2019, we were delighted to bring OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History to Dublin for the first time.

Participants enjoyed a free day of queer history, art and discussion with dynamic speakers including Panti Bliss, Joe Caslin, Stephen Moloney and Katherine O'Donnell. Thought-provoking breakout sessions explored themes including student activism, the 1916 Easter Rising and the Gallery’s LGBTQ+ artworks. To close the day in style, the historic Shaw Room provided the backdrop for a performance by Glória, Dublin's Lesbian and Gay Choir.

The video below captures some of the magic of the day!

 

Festival of LGBT History

Outing the Past

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