In 2018 Cork hosted its first Outing the Past LGBT+ History Festival as part of the international Outing the Past celebration of LGBT+ History. Outing the Past Festivals were held in Belfast, Dublin, New York and throughout the UK.

Cork Outing the Past Festival took place on 1st and 2nd March 2019 and included a theatre performance, films and a variety of papers. The Festival was launched by Senator David Norris in the Cork Gay Project, with a performance by LINC Drama Group of Leeside Lezzies play, written by Orla Egan. The Saturday event was held in the Millenium Hall in Cork City Hall.

  • LGBT+ History Festival | Saturday, 2 March 2019 @ 10.30am – 4pm
    Millenium Hall, Cork City, Cork, T12 T997
    • Setting the Scene – Corks LGBTQ+ History @ 11am – 12pm chaired by Diarmuid Scully, UCC LGBT+ Staff Network
      • Colourful Connections: Cork LGBT Community Activism by Orla Egan
      • Voices from The Cork Folklore Project’s LGBT Collection by Dermot Casey
    • Youthful activism @12pm – 1.15pm chaired by Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin, UCC LGBT+ Staff Network
      • Made Grá the Law: A History of the Student Movement’s Campaign by Laura Harmon
      • Afternoon Tea Explosion by Cathal Kerrigan, UCC LGBT+ Staff Network
      • Screening of Chloe
    • Lunch, Stands and Showcases @ 1.15pm – 2pm
    • From Local to Global | Part i: Stories from the North @ 2pm – 4pm chaired by Mary O’Rourke, UCC LGBT+ Staff Network
      • Queers Dancing with the “Terrorists” by Jeff Evans
      • The Faithful Underground: Gay Christian Activism in Northern Ireland 1976-2016 by Richard O’Leary
    • From Local to Global | Part ii: International Solidarity @ 2pm – 4pm chaired by Pádraig Rice
      • A short history of LGBT History Month by Steve Boyce
      • The History of the Gay Games by Viv Woodcock-Downey & Leviathen Hendricks
      • Screening The Fifth
    • Close with performance by Choral Con Fusion

Outing the Past LGBT+ Festival will be held in Cork again in 2020 – details here.

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