Merseyside Goes Pink! The OUTing the Past Festival Conference

Full details, including how to book, here The next conference will take place 16th – 18th March 2018. The programme is available here. The theme for 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’. Outing the Past (formerly known as Sexing the Past) is a conference dedicated to examining the subjects and methodologies that are part of LGBT+ history. […]

A leading LGBTQ+ group has slammed the mainstream media’s reporting of UK human rights violations

From The Canary A leading LGBTQ+ group has hit out at the mainstream media’s failings in reporting human rights violations in Northern Ireland, and slammed a media outlet’s coverage of one of its events as “callous and uncaring”. “We’re Queer and we should be here” The fourth OUTing the Past festival has been running up and down […]

Senator Norris Says IRA Kneecapped Gays, Twitter Disagrees

Senator Norris Says IRA Kneecapped Gays, Twitter Disagrees Senator David Norris has come under fire for suggesting that the Provisional IRA kneecapped people for being gay. NEWS20 FEBRUARY, 2018. WRITTEN BY CIARA MC GRATTAN. Senator Norris made the statement, which was vigorously refuted online, at the launch of the LGBT History Festival ‘OUTing the Past’ at […]

Schools OUT UK needs a Website Administrator – volunteer position

Website Administrator – Job Description This is a volunteer position (unpaid) and working from home as Schools OUT UK have no offices. Main purpose of role: To be responsible for the development, maintenance and supervision of the Schools OUT UK’s online representation via,,, and To support members of the Management […]

The Ice King Cometh

As it’s LGBT History Month and the Winter Olympics are being held in South Korea it’s timely that The Ice King, based on the life of Olympic medal ice-skater John Curry, will have its UK release on the 23rd of this month. There will be a premiere of the film tomorrow, the 22nd at Brighton’s Duke’s at Komedia, […]

Poignant video campaign “Identities’ aims to open up discussion around 'disabled’ label.

This poignant video campaign titled “Identities’  aims to open up a discussion around the ‘disabled’ label. To coincide with LGBT History Month, mobility bathroom specialists, Bathing Solutions, have released three videos aiming to open up a discourse around the word ‘disabled.’ Umber, comedian Laurence Clark and musician John Kelly have taken part in the campaign to tell their stories and discuss their relationship with the […]

Positive Allies Charter Mark to be Launched in LGBT History Month

Launch Night of Positive Allies! What is the Positive Allies Charter Mark? The Positive Allies Charter Mark is a brand new charter mark to show that your organisation is HIV friendly. It is a free, powerful, easy to follow process to help everyone in an organisation focus on the quality of staff training, recruitment and […]

Stuart Milk is touring the UK for LGBT History Month 2018

As part of Stuart’s ongoing support of Schools OUT UK and the UK LGBT History Month initiative, he will be speaking at three events around the southwest of England this February: Bath Bournemouth  Bristol Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Executive Chair of the […]

The Bodleian has made a start on a reading list for LGBT History Month

With thanks to the good people at If you have any suggestions to add (and the list is by no means comprehensive) please let them and us, know. Suffolk’s libraries have come up with their own list.

Happy History Month 2018!

LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s […]