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 […]

The Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator – two new plays for February 2017

Two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights, with two ground-breaking public struggles at either end of the decade.  To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant […]

Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016

Inspired by US black civil rights movement to fight for LGBT freedom Acceptance of the medal dedicated to Southall Black Sisters London, UK – 29 November 2016 source Awarded for “tireless campaigning on human rights & social equality”   The Albert Medal 2016 has been awarded to LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director […]

The EHRC (Finally) Takes parties to Task Post-Brexit

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), using its ‘statutory duty to advise government’, has written a letter to all political parties inviting them to discuss how to maintain an inclusive society in Britain during the current political climate. The authors note the disturbing rise in hate crimes, including homophobic attacks and the racist murder of Arkadiusz Jozwick […]

Stonewall Give Advice on Trans Equality Bill December 1

In January the Women and Equalities Committee published its Transgender Equality Report. And in July the Government published its response. Now, it is being debated in Parliament. On the 1 December 2016, the House of Commons will discuss the report and the Government’s response in a debate secured by the Women and Equalities Committee. For […]

Campaigners Call for a Queer Museum in London

Campaigners in London are to place pink filing cabinets at iconic venues around the capital to call for the city’s first LGBT museum. The calls come as England and Wales mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality next year and organisers believe it’s an opportunity to unearth the city’s battle for equality. The […]

Stand Up 2016 week Starts In Ireland

Now in its seventh year, Stand Up Week runs this week from Nov 14 – 18. 25% of post primary schools in Ireland participated last year making it one of the most important anti-bullying initiatives in the post primary school calendar. The Minister and BeLonG To are calling on even more post primary schools to participate […]