Schools OUT UK Says: "Train the Teachers"

Schools OUT UK released a press release today demanding teachers be trained to deliver new inclusive Sex and Relationships (SRE) Curriculum. In response to The Department for Education’s consultation on the new plans, CEO Tony Fenwick wrote: “We expect a history teacher to have a degree in history and a science teacher to have a degree […]

Laptop Burglary at Charity Thought to Be a Hate Crime

Wise Thoughts, a pioneering LGBT and BAME arts charity in London, believe they were victims of a hate crime after 3 laptops were stolen from their office. The discovery of the burglary from their premises in Wood Green Wise Thoughts Project manager Subodh Rathod said that the suspicious circumstances suggest charity  the incident is a […]

Australia Votes for Same-Sex Marriage

Over 60% of Australian voters have said yes to same sex marriage and PM Malcolm Turnbull reckons that  same sex partners will be able to wed by Christmas. After a long and hard fought campaign Australia voted to join its new world cousins New Zealand and Canada by voting in favour of same sex couples […]

Launch Day Teachers' Event – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues (With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK)

Teachers’ Event  – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK   Date: 8 Nov 2017 Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Museum of Liverpool Suitable for: adults Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential Part of the Launch of LGBT History Month 2018 at the Museum of Liverpool Hosted by Schools OUT UK,  this CPD event is designed to […]

Sue Sanders Describes a Lifetime of Campaigning at the RSA

Schools OUT UK Chair and co-founder of LGBT History Month Sue Sanders had a crowd at the RSA rapt last night (25th of September) as she recalled a lifetime of activism. Speaking as a guest of the RSA LGBT network, Sue spoke of how she bought The News of the World at the tender age […]

Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia […]

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 […]

Why Did Government 'Sit on' LGBT Report for 17 Months?

A damning report on the experiences of LGBT youth in Northern Ireland’s schools has just been published, but critics are asking why it took so long. The report, which reveals that 67% of LGBT people feel unwelcome at school, was completed in April 2016 but has only just been released by th Department of Education. […]

Russell T Davies’ Outstanding Achievement Award

The creator of Queer as Folk and Torchwood, and patron of OUTing The Past,  discussed his career with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler.  Cult TV icon Russell T Davies deservedly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2017’s TV Festival, and his interview with Nicola Shindler is now available to view on YouTube. Nicola, founder of the Red Production […]