WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S 2021 INFORMATION BOOK AWARD

Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders wins in the 13-16 age category for ‘Have Pride’ which she edited with Stella Caldwell The School Library Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Information Book Award (IBA), in partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Book Group, and Peters. Now in its eleventh year, the […]

Ace Week – 24th October – 30th October 2021

By Sarah Cosgriff, Project Worker for Schools OUT UK What is Ace Week? Ace Week is an international campaign dedicated to raising the awareness and expanding education of asexuality. It will be held between the 24th October – 30th October this year. What is Asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation and it describes experiencing little […]

Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week: 9 – 16 October 2021

Here we are at the beginning of Hate crime Awareness week, twenty-two years on from The MacPherson Report, a ground breaking report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by racists and the subsequent lack of prosecution of the killers due to institutional racism. The House of Commons Home Affairs committee on sexual orientation has produced […]

Introduction to Black Studies Course​

Introduction to the Study of Black History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Science, Art, Music and Religion Starting January 2022 Introduction to Black Studies Course is a 30 week beginner’s course that analyses all the major areas of the Black Experience – the History, the Politics, the Psychology, the Sociology, the Science & Technology, the Arts, and finally, […]

The Day The World Came To Huddersfield

Archive issues call-out for photos of the UK’s first National Pride in Huddersfield in 1981 The UK’s first ever national Pride took place in Huddersfield on 4th July 1981* . To mark the fortieth anniversary, a series of arts and archive events will take place until autumn 2022. Part of these events is call-out from […]

This Saturday – Olly Pike Pop-Up Shop

Olly says: Can you believe this is actually happening? Because I can’t! Come and join me and my co-authors at the first EVER Pop’n’Olly Pop-Up Shop! Details: https://bit.ly/3kFZ7Ms Celebrate Pop’n’Olly’s new book ‘What Does LGBT+ Mean?’ with me and enjoy some wonderful drinks courtesy of the incredible Digby Fine English and Slingsby Gin And a […]

Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community: Causes, Impact and How to Get Help

The LGBTQ+ community faces significant disparities in healthcare access and dispensation at practically every level and in every area of specialization. Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders,1 […]

Queering the North

23 Aug 2021 — 28 Aug 2021 Queering the North The OUTing the Past International Festival of LGBT+ History (est. Manchester in 2005) has teamed up with the Museum of Free Derry to create the first retrospective showcase of NI Queer Activism. A rare insight into the previously unacknowledged tenacious heroism of queer activism in […]

Terry Reed

Terry Reed OBE, JP, BA (Hons), MCSP, SRP, Grad. Dip. Phys. On 20th June, 2021, Terry Reed finally lost her long battle with Cancer and we, GIRES, and the wider transgender community, lost one of their fiercest, and most able advocates. Terry entered the field of gender advocacy in 1997, when she and her husband […]