Events

Fighting Proud: the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars

Hosted by LSE Spectrum, LSE Library

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Buildling

Speaker

Stephen Bourne

Chair

Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Come hear Stephen Bourne talk about his latest book Fighting Proud, which explores some of the untold stories of the gay men who served in two world wars. These include Lord Kitchener, Battle of Britain hero Ian Gleed, writer Hector Bolitho, Police Constable Harry Daley, Noel Coward and bandleader Ken "Snakehips" Johnson.

Stephen Bourne is a writer and historian. An expert on Black and LGBT British history, he has written for BBC History Magazine, History Today and has written over 40 entries on prominent black Britons for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is the author of Black Poppies, a history of the contribution of black men and women to the First World War and his forthcoming book Fighting Proud will be published in July 2017. He is the winner the Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature.

Dr Hakan Seckinelgin is an Associate Professor of International Social Policy, LSE; his research has focused on the international HIV-AIDS policies and using local knowledge as evidence. He also works on LGBT activism in global context and civil society theories

LSE Spectrum(@LSESpectrum ) is the LGBT+ staff network at LSE which represents staff from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other minority sexual orientation and gender identities.

LSE Library(@LSELibrary ) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses may world class collections, including The Women's Library

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEFightingProud

Media queries

Please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email LSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk. Please note that press seats are usually allocated at least 24 hours before each event.

Podcasts

We aim to make all LSE events available as a podcast subject to receiving permission from the speaker/s to do this, and subject to no technical problems with the recording of the event. Podcasts are normally available 1-2 working days after the event. Podcasts and videos of past events can be found online

Twitter and Facebook

You can get immediate notification on the availability of an event podcast by following LSE public lectures and events on Twitter, which will also inform you about the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what's happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page.

CPD

This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the CPD Certification Service. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and as of 1 September 2014 a certificate will be sent within 28 days of the date of the event attended by the CPD Certification Service.  If a delegate fails to register their details at the event, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. (For queries relating to CPD Certificates of attendance after a request please phone 0208 840 4383 or email info@cpduk.co.uk).

Accessibility

If you are planning to attend this event and would like details on how to get here and what time to arrive, as well as on accessibility and special requirements, please refer to LSE Events FAQ.  LSE aims to ensure that people have equal access to these public events, but please contact the events organiser as far as possible in advance if you have any access requirements so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. If the event is ticketed, please ensure you get in touch in advance of the ticket release date. Access Guides to all our venues can be viewed online.

WIFI Access

LSE has now introduced wireless for guests and visitors in association with 'The Cloud', also in use at many other locations across the UK. If you are on campus visiting for the day or attending a conference or event, you can connect your device to wireless. See more information and create an account at Join the Cloud.
Visitors from other participating institutions are encouraged to use eduroam. If you are having trouble connecting to eduroam, please contact your home institution for assistance.
The Cloud is only intended for guest and visitor access to wifi. Existing LSE staff and students are encouraged to use eduroam instead.

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event. 

Whilst we are hosting this listing, LSE Events does not take responsibility for the running and administration of this event. While we take responsible measures to ensure that accurate information is given here (for instance by checking that the room has been booked) this event is ultimately the responsibility of the organisation presenting the event.

How can I attend? Add to calendar

This event is open to all but is ticketed. Tickets are free but limited. Please sign up at Fighting Proud: The untold story of the gay men who served in two world war. For any queries contact Daniel Payne at d.payne1@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6272.

You have succesfully subscribed
Email entered is invalid, please try again.
An error occured while subscribing, please try again.

Sign up for events news