Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now an Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. They met at an equalities conference in […]

Tatchell Defends Stance Following Twitterstorm

Peter Tatchell today defended his stance on trans rights and free speech following a Twitterstorm of abuse, hatemail and death wishes in response to his having signed a letter opposing banning people from speaking publicly. Acknowledging that he didn’t support every word in the letter and he didn’t agree with everyone who signed it (in […]

Anti Whitewashing Campaign Does Daily Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour Hero on tumblr

#weshouldbeseen is King’s College London’s LGBTQ society’s 2015 history month campaign, in association and with support from KCLiFemsoc. #weshouldbeseen aims to highlight, address and push back against the white-washing of LGBT history month, by asking people to submit inspirational QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex people of colour) from past and present- which we will then use […]

TUC Launches Tackling Homophobia Toolkit

A toolkit designed to stamp out homophobia in football has been launched at the TUC’s headquarters by Frances O’Grady, the TUC General Secretary, with members of the alliance including Gordon Taylor from the PFA, Maria Exall, chair of the TUC LGBT committee, and Lindsay England from Just a Ball Game! The launch is also being supported by […]

The First National Festival of LGBT History

A world-first popular festival, celebrating three centuries of lgbt history, run entirely by volunteers. Trailblazing campaigners, eminent scholars, and pioneering performers, join forces to share unique and rarely heard histories, for adults and children of all ages. It’s in Manchester over the St Valentine weekend. Most events are absolutely free. You need to be there […]

Tristram Hunt: Labour Will Make Teacher Training on Homophobia Compulsory

ll new and existing teachers will be trained in tackling homophobic bullying under Labour plans to eradicate anti-gay prejudice from schools. Unveiling measures to support the estimated 215,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in British schools, the shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, said schools had a duty to show “a zero-tolerance approach” to homophobia in […]

Through the Eyes of Others: See How the Other Fifth Lives!

Compiled by Robert J Brown and others, Looking  Through the Eyes of Others is a series of books raising issues of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community while at the same time raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities, support groups and organisations. Through the Eyes of Others shares with a […]

Scottish Same-sex Couples Can 'Upgrade' from Today

From the 16th of December couples in civil partnerships can apply to change them to marriages. This follows the change made in England and Wales on December the 10th of this year. These are the remaining provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. Same sex marriages became legal in England and Wales in March […]

LGBT Youth NW Films Play

A 3 Minute Theatre play ‘This Is How We Got Here’ has been filmed, showing the history of LGBT Youth North West, a youth group supporting Manchester and the wider community since 1974. Alongside the play there are talking heads interviews with LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders, who discusses the political processes that led […]

TranzWiki Hits Go over the 2 Million Mark

The Trans Directory TranzWiki.net now has over 2,000,000 hits. The comprehensive directory provides the names and details of national and local gender identity support groups; local police authorities and the levels of support each of them offers to the trans community; and relevant information for individuals and groups about trans people, education, the law, medical […]