Black History Month LGBT info

October is Black History Month in the UK and here is our updated list of people and organisations, with six new additions. Can you spot them? People This list is, of course, not exhaustive. Nicola Adams MBE (1982-) British Boxer and Olympic medallist Pav Akhtar employment and equality law practitioner Lord Waheed Alli (1964 – ), politician, member […]

New Guide for BAME Trans people Out Now

For too long we have supposed BAME and trans to be two separate  ‘characteristics’. A new project seeks to change all that with a new 28-page guide to support and educate about BAME Trans people. The guide is packed with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population […]

Tatchell Speaks on Vaernat's war Crimes

At the LGBT History Festival, hosted by Schools OUT UK and filmed by Manchester’s LGBTV in February this year, Peter Tatchell spoke of the international air-brushing of the activities of a Nazi war criminal who subjected victims to horrendous abuse because of their homosexuality, as well as the subsequent efforts to protect him from prosecution, […]

STOP HOMOPHOBIA Launches Timeline around 1967

In 1967, male homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England and Wales (1980 in Scotland and 1982 in Northern Ireland). Since then, terms like ‘clause 28’, ‘the age of consent’ and ‘civil partnerships’ have become part of the political language in the fight for gay rights. In this collection, charts the story so far for gay […]

Stonewall Celebrates LGBT History Month

Stonewall’s Chris Sims describes the achievements of LGBT History Month and its initiators Schools OUT UK in an Independent article published Wednesday the 4th of March. In the article Chris describes the achievements of a Worcestershire school that did a lesson an Sappho and highlights the importance of ‘celebrating’ and not ‘tolerating’ diversity. To read […]

Council Accused of Negativity in LGBT History Month

AN EVENT aimed at celebrating LGBT history month has been criticised for being too ‘negative’. Coun Joe Baker said the day at Redditch Library organised by the borough council was mostly used to promote information on rape and abuse and hate crime, with no portrayal of the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

Miliband: I'll Bring in Turing's Law

Leader of the Opposition says he will pardon more of the 49,000 men convicted of indecency for having consensual gay sex under what he called ‘Turing’s Law’ if  elected to Government in May. Currently men convicted for having relations with men under 21 but over 16 can have their convictions quashed on a case by case […]

Sheila McWattie

TRIBUTES have been paid to a campaigner, journalist and co-founder of the Free Pride festival who has died suddenly, aged 56. Sheila McWattie, of York Road, Hove, was a fundraiser for the Brighton’s Women’s Centre, Cancer Research and various causes related to Pride. One of the organisers of the Women’s Performance Tent at the festival, […]