Courtesy of Andrew Dineley Here at the Museum of Liverpool we are delighted to once again be hosting OUTing the Past: The 4th National Festival of LGBT History conference. Following on from last year’s success, our festival hub for 2018 will on Saturday 3 February. In the run up to the exciting day of talks and performances we will be publishing some special guest blogs from our speakers to give you a flavour of the day and to find out more. Up first is Andrew Dineley, a designer who runs his own creative studio in the city and also writes about design. Andrew’s talk is ‘Homologo® From something to hide to corporate pride’. He tells us more –
Courtesy of Andrew Dineley The full programme for the day can be seen on our website LGBT History Month is an annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom. The theme for LGBT History Month 2018 is Geography: Mapping the World.
"My talk is a personal appraisal of LGBT visual history exploring key design, imagery, logos and documentation that have been used to represent and symbolise the UK and US LGBT movements of the last 75 years. From the iconography of Nazi oppression, via political appropriation and application - to more recent examples of LGBT defiance, liberation, empowerment and assimilation, this presentation will look at the semiotics of LGBT visual history, joining many of the key political, social and cultural dots along the way."