LGBT Archive:Current events
21 October 2021 LGBAlliance held its first National Conference at the Queen Elizabeth 2nd Conference centre in London.
24 March 2020: restrictions on movement and work introduced in the U.K. to combat spread of corona virus (Co-Vid 19). All pubs, restaurants and other places of entertainment closed, as well as schools.
31 January 2020: Brexit - the UK left the European Union.
19 August 2019: by the end of the month, pages on this Wiki had been viewed seventeen million times.
9 July 2019: the House of Commons voted in favour of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
During Febuary, Jonathan Harbourne received a "Points of Light" Award from the Prime Minister for creating this Wiki.
26 January 2019: The LGBT Consortium changes its name to just Consortium, with a new logo and a new strapline including the term "LGBT+".
During the month, this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 28 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).
31 October 2018: by the end of the month, pages on this Wiki had been viewed fifteen million times.
3 July 2018: the UK Government publishes an LGBT Action Plan.
1 July 2018: Same-sex marriages become legal in Jersey.
30 June 2018: During the month, this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 27 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).
2 May 2018: pages on this Wiki have been viewed fourteen million times.
23 February 2018: pages on this Wiki have been viewed thirteen million times.
10 February 2018: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 26 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).
18 November 2017: the Gay Times Honours event is held.
27 September 2017: pages on this Wiki have been viewed twelve million times.
1 August 2017: The Scottish Episcopal Church is the first Anglican province in the UK to celebrate a same-sex marriage.
8 June 2017: general election - a record number of LGBT candidates elected.
9 April 2017: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 25 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).
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.
31 January 2017: Turing's Law comes into force.
25 December 2016: Death of George Michael.
19 December 2016: Death of Rabbi Lionel Blue.
10 October 2016: Islington Council announces that it is setting up a new LGBT archive, probably housed in Islington Museum.
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.
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.
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).
31 May 2016: this Project received its 4000th article.
26 May 2016: this Project received its eight millionth page view.
15 March 2016: this Project received its seven millionth page view.
14 March 2016: death of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
10 January 2016: death of David Bowie.
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.
26 November 2015: Pre-launch for LGBT History Month 2016 at Queens' College, Cambridge.
19 September 2015: Death of art critic Brian Sewell.
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.
12 June 2015: Sir Simon Hughes receives a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
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).
12 April 2015: The Black Cap in Camden Town closes down suddenly, despite having been declared an Asset of Community Value.
17 March 2015: This Wiki has now had over four million page views.
13 February 2015: Professor Charles Upchurch delivers the first Allan Horsfall Lecture at the start of the First National Festival of LGBT History.
27 January 2015: this Wiki achieves a Wikifactor of 15 (see LGBT Archive:Community_portal#Statistics for an explanation).
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.
18 November 2014: the LGBT History Month Pre-launch for 2015 was held at the Museum of St John, Clerkenwell.
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
8 August 2014: Michael Cashman appointed a life peer.
2 August 2014: Tom Daley wins a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
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.
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).
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).
18 April 2014: our 3000th article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 August 2013: Our 2000th article.
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.
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.
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.
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).
26 March 2013: our 1400th article.
23 March 2013: Exeter Pride.
19 March 2013: apparent suicide of trans woman Lucy Meadows following press intrusion.
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.
29 Nov 2012: Steve Reed is elected MP for Croydon North in a by-election.
24 Nov 2012: our 1200th article.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.
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.
25 Sep 2012: The thousandth article was added to this Wiki.
24 June 2011: Jonathan Harbourne created the first page on this site.