Posthumous Pardon Will Be Granted

Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member’s Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has reached an agreement with the Government which will grant a posthumous pardon to thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long abolished sexual offence laws. Those similarly convicted but still alive will, however, still only […]

Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates 5 years of human rights work 

Huge thanks to all our supporters & donors – You make it possible. Celebrate with us at the Equality Ball on 26 November in London  London, UK – October 2016 “A huge thank you to all our friends and donors. This month the Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates five years of human rights work – casework, […]

Speak its Name! Quotations by and about gay men and women

A new collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Description This collection of quotations by and about gay people is a celebration of the advances in […]

The Proud Trust Launches BHM 2016 Resource

Manchester based The Proud Trust has a Black History Month resource for 2016 focusing on recognising and challenging prejudice within our communities and on encouraging young people to see their collective responsibility and potential for helping to create spaces where all people feel welcome, respected and valued. The resource features a mix of fun and simple […]

National Hate Awareness Week

  National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 will take place from 8th to 15th October. So it’s time to start thinking about what you will do to support the week this year! You can check out the Stop Hate UK site (SHUK) and also visit 17-24-30’s website for more details for ideas on getting involved. Also, be […]

LGBT History Conference in December in London

The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) will be holding its 14th LGBT History Conference on Saturday, December the 3rd. Entitled Queer Time, Queer Pace, Queer Action, Sexualities and Localities, the event will focus on specific places with a strong LGBT+ interest and is organised in collaboration with  he Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Sexualities and Localities project (a […]

DfE and Capita Clash over Gender on School Census

The Department for Education and Capita, who run the schools’ managements information systems (SIMS) seem to have clashed over how to record the gender of transitioning or non-binary pupils on their census returns, which have to be completed by October the 6th. For the Government Department advises that the gender recorded for pupils should be […]

Carlisle Celebrates Cumbria's LGBT History

CELEBRATE is the first project to explore and uncover the living history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) community in Cumbria. The exhibition documents past and present LGBT events in the county, and features the stories of prominent individuals in Cumbria’s LGBT community such as best-selling author Sir Hugh Walpole and artist Percy […]