BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

The BBC have today announced the return of their Radio 4 documentary The Museum Of Lost Objects, which focuses on artworks and cultural heritage looted or destroyed by the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. In its first season the leading documentary looked at the history of ten objects, including statues, shrines and buildings, … Continue reading BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London

A blue plaque has this week been revealed to the gay activist Mark Ashton. The plaque, commissioned through a crowdsourced campaign, is now displayed outside Gay’s The Word, the UK’s oldest existing queer book shop – a site Ashton regularly visited during the 1980s. Mark Ashton is best known as co-founder of the gay activist … Continue reading Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London

Tate Britain to hold UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ artists

Tate Britain has announced plans this week for the UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to queer British art. The exhibition, which will launch in April, will feature LGBTQ artists from the 19th and 20th century, and is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Featuring a … Continue reading Tate Britain to hold UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ artists

San Francisco to safeguard trans history with world’s first trans cultural district

San Francisco authorities announced this week plans to establish the world’s first transgender historical district, after a lengthy dispute between property developers and local activists. District representative Jane Kim announced the news alongside TGI Justice Project (a trans prisoner support group), St. James Infirmary (a sex worker’s clinic) and the Q Foundation (a housing project for … Continue reading San Francisco to safeguard trans history with world’s first trans cultural district