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Background is a purple-tinted photograph showing a close up of an open book with the centre pages folded to form a heart shape. In front of this is a circular black frame with a head and shoulders portrait of Audre Lorde. Text reads, "Queer History. Audre Lorde." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in white in the bottom right corner. Queer History – Audre Lorde June 30, 2022 Uncategorized Audre Lorde was born in Harlem, New York the 18th of February 1934. She was an American writer, feminist, librarian… Read More
Background is a purple-tinted photograph of roman ruins. in front of this is a circular photo with a black frame. It shows a marble statue of Elagabalus. White text reads "Queer History. Elagabalus." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in the bottom right corner. Queer History – Elagabalus June 15, 2022 Uncategorized Elagabalus, also known as Antonius, was born in Homs, modern day Syria in approximately 204 AD. He became the Emperor… Read More
The background is a purple-tinted photograph of a throne in a decadently decorated palace. In front of this sits a circular image with a black border, it shows a painted portrait of Queen Anne dressed in a gown, and her crown and holding the orb and scepter. Text above and below this reads, "Queer History. Queen Anne." The Beyond Reflections logo sits in the bottom right corner. Queer History – Queen Anne May 24, 2022 Uncategorized Anne Stuart was born in 1665 in London. She became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, and then… Read More
Background is a purple-tinted landscape photo of the Welsh mountain Fan y Big. In front of this is a circular mid-shot photo of Jan Morris with one hand on her chin and the other on her hip, she smiles as she looks down the camera. Text reads "Queer History. Jan Morris." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in the bottom left corner. Queer History: Jan Morris March 22, 2022 Uncategorized “Most of the after-time I shall be wandering with my beloved along the banks of the Dwyfor; but now and… Read More
Background image is a purple tinted close up photograph of a microscope. In front of this is a circular greyscale photo of Angela Clayton with a black border. She is wearing a graduation gown and smiling looking straight down the camera. In the top right is the Beyond Reflections logo. In the bottom left is a white line drawing of a rack of five test tubes. Text reads "Queer History. Angela Clayton." Queer History: Angela Clayton March 10, 2022 Uncategorized Our second Queer History feature for Women’s History Month is Angela Clayton. Angela Clayton (1959 – 2014) was an internationally… Read More
Image of Roberta Cowell on a purple background with two racing flags, the words "queer history" above her, and the Beyond Reflections logo in one corner Roberta Cowell March 4, 2022 Uncategorized Women’s History Month  March is Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day on 8th March. It is a month that… Read More
Background is a purple tinted photo of a photo studio. In front of this is a circular black and white photo of April Ashley in a black frame, she's looking straight down the camera with minimal expression. Text reads "Queer History. April Ashley." The Beyond Reflections logo is on the bottom right corner Queer History: April Ashley February 27, 2022 Uncategorized April Ashley, born in 1935, was a model, actress and transgender activist. She was also one of the first people… Read More
The background is black, at the top in the centre, white text on a purple rectangle reads "Queer History" Below this are four greyscale images, from left to right: Hadrian, Kristina of Sweden, Josephine Baker, Elagabalus. In the bottom right corner is the Beyond Reflections logo, on the bottom left is the Yorkshire MESMAC logo Queer History – Yorkshire MESMAC guest article. February 23, 2022 Uncategorized Deviants or Historical LGBT+ Trend Setters Your History Teacher Was Too Awkward To Talk About? by Nathan Eden   Humans… Read More
Background image is a purple tinted painting of diplomats in posh evening wear at a social event. In front of this sits a black circular frame with a drawn portrait of Chevalier dEon de Beaumont. Text reads "Queer History". Chevalier dEon de Beaumont." Queer History: Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont February 22, 2022 Uncategorized Born in 1728,  Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont had a long and illustrious career as a diplomat, soldier, and spy in… Read More
Background is a purple tinted photograph of African landscape with an adult and baby giraffe stood to the left of the frame. In front of this is a black-framed, circular photograph of the globe, with the continent of Africa facing forwards, the continent itself is shaded black. Text reads "Queer History Abroad. Africa." The Beyond Reflections logo sits in white in the bottom right corner. Queer History Abroad: Africa February 15, 2022 Uncategorized Having covered many historical LGBTQ+ figures who've lived and worked in the UK, we're now taking a look further a… Read More
The background is a purple-tinted photograph of two football players from the waist down, they are on opposing teams and running, one has the ball at their feet. In front of this image is a black and white photo of Justin Fashanu in a black frame. Fashanu is wearing his Nottingham County striped football kit, smiling and looking straight down the camera. He stands in front of a football pitch. Text reads "Queer history. Justin Fashanu." Queer History: Justin Fashanu February 9, 2022 Uncategorized Justin Fashanu was the first openly gay professional football player and the first black footballer to get a £1 million… Read More
[Image Description: Circular photo with a black border, photo is a black and white headshot of Virginia Woolf, sat at an angle and looking into the camera. The background is purple. Text reads "Queer History. Virginia Woolf."] Queer History: Episode Three – Virginia Woolf January 11, 2022 Uncategorized Virginia Woolf, born in 1882, was an influential English novelist and essayist. Indeed, she is often considered to be one… Read More
Queer History: Dr James Barry - Portrait in back circle on purple background Queer History: Dr James Barry November 14, 2021 Uncategorized Doctor James Barry was a Victorian era doctor, military surgeon, and a public health reformer. He was also assigned female at birth. … Read More
left: progress pride flag. Right top Alan Turning. Right Bottom Anne Lister. Test; Queer History. Queer History: Episode One June 23, 2021 Uncategorized Welcome to our new series, Queer History. Whilst historically the word queer has been used as a slur, we're digging… Read More
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