Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre in Woking had an exciting and varied programme of activity for LGBT+ History Month and you can see the full list for this year on our Exploring Surrey’s Past website newsflash page This website hosts a vast resource for Surrey’s LGBTQ+ community including biographies, research guides, case studies and community feedback. Di […]

Tonic Housing

Our first LGBT+ History Month at Tonic@Bankhouse After becoming the UK’s first LGBT+ retirement community when we officially launched last summer, we were thrilled to be able to celebrate our very first LGBT+ History Month at Tonic@Bankhouse last week with some of our new residents, who are now settling in! To mark the occasion, we […]

Leslie Cohen

Lesbian icon and author Leslie Cohen has died. Cohen has long been a fixture of the New York City’s LGBTQ+ community. She was one of four women who opened Sahara, a legendary upscale women’s club, in the 1970s, and later worked as a nightclub promoter before attending law school. She and her wife, Beth Suskin, were also […]

Tarlach Mac Niallais

Tarlach’s WayI am Brendan Nellis. I was born and bred in Belfast. I still live here. Tarlach was my brother, my confidante and my friend. On 1st April 2020 he died from Covid 19 complications. He was just 57 years old. Tarlach Mac Niallais was born in Belfast in October 1962 into a Catholic family. […]


Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders wins in the 13-16 age category for ‘Have Pride’ which she edited with Stella Caldwell The School Library Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Information Book Award (IBA), in partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Book Group, and Peters. Now in its eleventh year, the […]

Ace Week – 24th October – 30th October 2021

By Sarah Cosgriff, Project Worker for Schools OUT UK What is Ace Week? Ace Week is an international campaign dedicated to raising the awareness and expanding education of asexuality. It will be held between the 24th October – 30th October this year. What is Asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation and it describes experiencing little […]

Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week: 9 – 16 October 2021

Here we are at the beginning of Hate crime Awareness week, twenty-two years on from The MacPherson Report, a ground breaking report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by racists and the subsequent lack of prosecution of the killers due to institutional racism. The House of Commons Home Affairs committee on sexual orientation has produced […]