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UK LGBT Archive time capsule

February 2017

18 February 2017: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 24 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

9 February 2017: pages on this wiki have now been viewed ten million times.

January 2017

31 January 2017: Turing's Law comes into force.

December 2016

25 December 2016: Death of George Michael.

19 December 2016: Death of Rabbi Lionel Blue.

October 2016

10 October 2016: Islington Council announces that it is setting up a new LGBT archive, probably housed in Islington Museum.

September 2016

20 September 2016: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 22 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

17 September 2016: trans woman Chloe Allen is reported as the first female infantry soldier to serve in the British Army.

July 2016

29 July 2016: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 20 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

13 July 2016: David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister, being succeeded by Theresa May.

June 2016

23 June 2016: the UK votes in a referendum to leave the European Union.

12 June 2016: over 100 people are killed or injured in the Orlando nightclub shootings.

8 June 2016: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 20 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

May 2016

31 May 2016: this Project received its 4000th article.

26 May 2016: this Project received its eight millionth page view.

March 2016

15 March 2016: this Project received its seven millionth page view.

14 March 2016: death of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

January 2016

10 January 2016: death of David Bowie.

December 2015

31 December 2015: this Project received its six millionth page view.

5 December 2015: London Metropolitan Archives LGBT Conference: this Project was officially renamed the UK LGBT Archive.

November 2015

26 November 2015: Pre-launch for LGBT History Month 2016 at Queens' College, Cambridge.

September 2015

19 September 2015: Death of art critic Brian Sewell.

August 2015

31 August 2015: Death of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

16 August 2015: Pages on this site have now been visited over five million times.

15 August 2015. The first Pinc List was announced, listing prominent LGBT people from Wales.

June 2015

12 June 2015: Sir Simon Hughes receives a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

May 2015

23 May 2015: the results are declared in a referendum in the Irish Republic: over 60 per cent of voters supported a referendum to introduce same-sex marriage.

22 May 2015: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 16 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

7 May 2015: General election: Simon Hughes, David Laws, Steve Gilbert and Lynne Featherstone (all Liberal Democrat) and Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative) lose their seats, but at least eight new LGBT MPs are elected: Peter Kyle, Cat Smith, Gerald Jones and Wes Streeting (all Labour), Ben Howlett (Conservative), and Mhairi Black, Stewart McDonald and John Nicolson (all SNP).

April 2015

12 April 2015: The Black Cap in Camden Town closes down suddenly, despite having been declared an Asset of Community Value.

March 2015

17 March 2015: This Wiki has now had over four million page views.

February 2015

13 February 2015: Professor Charles Upchurch delivers the first Allan Horsfall Lecture at the start of the First National Festival of LGBT History.

January 2015

27 January 2015: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 15 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

December 2014

31 December 2014: by the end of the year this Wiki had achieved a Wikifactor of 14 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

14 December 2014: the Marriage and Civil Partnerships Act (Scotland) comes into force.

10 December 2014: the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 come into force, allowing couples in England and Wales to convert their civil partnership to a marriage.

November 2014

18 November 2014: the LGBT History Month Pre-launch for 2015 was held at the Museum of St John, Clerkenwell.

October 2014

26 October 2014: this Wiki has passed three significant milestones: we've achieved 3 million page views, 30,000 edits, and a Wikifactor of 11 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).

7 October 2014: CHE's 50th anniversary is recognised by the Lord Mayor and the Bishop in Manchester with a plaque unveiling, and CHE wins the Alan Turing Memorial Award at the Homo Heroes Awards

August 2014

8 August 2014: Michael Cashman appointed a life peer.

2 August 2014: Tom Daley wins a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

July 2014

26 July 2014: Trans Pride 2014 in Brighton includes the country's first ever Trans March.

13 July 2014: Jersey's first Pride rally protests against the deferment of legislation that would have introduced same-sex marriage.

June 2014

26 June 2014: we've now passed 2.5 million page views.

6 June 2014: this Wiki achieves a WikiFactor of 10 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for explanation).

May 2014

22 May 2014: Results declared for the European Parliament election, including two new LGBT MEPs (that we know of), one defeated, and one standing down.

17 May 2014: IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) is celebrated in various parts of the UK, including the One Love event in Croydon town centre.

10 May 2014: Tracey Byrne is announced as the new Chief Executive of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

9 May 2014: this Wiki achieves a WikiFactor of 9 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for explanation).

April 2014

18 April 2014: our 3000th article.

March 2014

29 March 2014: the first same-sex marriages take place in England and Wales: see Marriage equality; and pages on this Wiki have now been viewed two million times.

25 March 2014: we have now achieved a WikiFactor of 8 (see [[[LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics]] for explanation).

13 March 2014: the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force, and the Marriage and Civil Partnerships Act (Scotland) 2014 receives the royal assent.

February 2014

11 February 2014: we have now achieved a WikiFactor of 7 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics]] for explanation).

4 February 2014: Marriage and Civil Partnerships Bill (Scotland) passed by the Scottish Parliament.

January 2014

24 January 2014: the government launched a consultation on the future of civil partnerships.

2 January 2014: this wiki passed 1.5 million page views.

December 2013

30 December 2013: This wiki's geographical coverage now complete, with an article for every local government district.

24 December 2013: Alan Turing receives a posthumous royal pardon.

14 December 2013: Our 2,500th article; the Wiki now also has over 1,000 illustrations.

10 December 2013: the Government announces the timetable for the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

7 December 2013: This project had a stall, jointly with CHE, at the London Metropolitan Archives LGBT Conference.

2 December 2013: Olympic diver Tom Daley reveals that he is in a relationship with a man.

November 2013

28 November 2013: This project had a stall, jointly with CHE, at the pre-launch for LGBT History Month 2014.

27 November 2013: The Supreme Court dismisses an appeal by guesthouse owners who had refused to give Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall a double room.

20 November 2013: The Marriage and Civil Partnerships Bill (Scotland) passes Stage 1 in the Scottish Parliament.

October 2013

30 October 2013: This Wiki was upgraded to Version 1.21.2 of the MediaWiki software.

13 October 2013: The Independent on Sunday published the Pink List 2013.

7 October 2013: it was announced that the Gay Games in 2018 would go to Paris, putting an end to the hopes of the London 2018 supporters.

September 2013

21 September 2013: We've added a Timeline of UK LGBT Music in honour of music being the theme for next February's LGBT History Month.

August 2013

7 August 2013: Our 2000th article.

July 2013

17 July 2013: this Wiki received its millionth page view.

17 July 2013: Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013 receives royal assent and becomes law.

15 July 2013: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill given an unopposed third reading in the House of Lords.

5 July 2013: Our 1800th article.

June 2013

27 June 2013: same-sex marriage bill published by the Scottish Government.

22 June 2013: Dyke March held in London.

11 June 2013: our 1700th article; we have now also achieved a WikiFactor of 6 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for explanation).

4 June 2013: the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passes second reading in the House of Lords; London 2018 announces that London has been shortlisted for the 2018 Gay Games.

May 2013

28 May 2013: the Scottish Government announces plans for equal marriage legislation.

25 May 2013: our new article List of Prides lists all known Pride festivals (past and present) in the UK.

21 May 2013: the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passes all its stages in the House of Commons.

April 2013

29 April 2013: the Northern Ireland Assembly rejects a bill introducing equal marriage.

27 April 2013: our 1600th article

3 April 2013: our 1500th article.

2 April 2013: this Wiki has achieved a Wikifactor of 5 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for explanation).

March 2013

26 March 2013: our 1400th article.

23 March 2013: Exeter Pride.

19 March 2013: apparent suicide of trans woman Lucy Meadows following press intrusion.

February 2013

25 Feb 2013: Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of the Roman Catholics in Scotland, resigns following accusataions of "inappropriate acts".

16 Feb 2013: this project ‎had a stall (jointly with CHE) at a London conference organised by the London Metropolitan Archives.

6 Feb 2013: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill receives its second reading in the House of Commons.

November 2012

29 Nov 2012: Steve Reed is elected MP for Croydon North in a by-election.

24 Nov 2012: our 1200th article.

The CHE / History Project display at Bletchley Park
15 Nov 2012: The pre-launch for LGBT History Month 2013 was held at Bletchley Park in honour of Alan Turing. CHE had a stall there, one panel of which was devoted to the LGBT History Project.

11 Nov 2012: the entry for this Wiki was published on the UK Web Archive.

9 Nov 2012: It was announced that Justin Welby will succeed Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury. He is said to be opposed to equal marriage.

4 Nov 2012: The Independent on Sunday published its Pink List 2012.

3 Nov 2012: Leaflets about this Wiki were handed out at the LGBT Consortium's annual conference in Birmingham.

October 2012

29 Oct 2012: This Wiki was added to WikiIndex.

22 Oct 2012: a snapshot of this Wiki was archived at the UK Web Archive.

20 Oct 2012: Leaflets promoting this Wiki were on display at the event in Manchester to commemorate the late Allan Horsfall, founder of CHE.

September 2012

25 Sep 2012: The thousandth article was added to this Wiki.

June 2011

24 June 2011: Jonathan Harbourne created the first page on this site.