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 […]

Comic Relief and UK Pride

Jay Stewart – Gendered Intelligence Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – Black Pride Sue Sanders – Schools OUT UK Glynn Fussell – Sink The Pink took part in a Zoom conference along with Louka, a representative of Comic Relief, to learn more about LGBT+ issues and to consider various questions about LGBT+ Pride in the UK, given […]

UPDATED 22nd June – Schools OUT UK: #PrideInEducation2020

Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people,  today announces #PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference aimed at educators, teachers, publishers and anyone looking to make education more inclusive.  This one-day event will take place online on 27th June 2020 and draw together 25 international speakers across six webinars […]

Joint Statement about LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response […]

Wales LGBT+ History Month Roundup

Norena Shopland When Sue Sanders asked me to do a roundup of events that had happened in Wales for LGBT+ History Month, I thought yeah, that’s straightforward. As a historian of Welsh sexual orientation and gender identity history I do try and keep abreast of events, attend many, and speak at a lot. However, having […]

ParaPride at The Stratford Arts Circus

ParaPride held a great night at the Stratford Arts Circus to raise funds for their work. It was a great success with a very enthusiastic audience clearly enjoying the range of talent on display which included Son of a Tutu (show host); Mark Anthony, (Drag King); Wheel Elvis (Jimmy Hennigan – impersonator/singer); Maria Hurtz, (Drag Queen); Ebony Rose Dark (Interpretive dance/performing […]

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre til 21st march https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/ by Sue Sanders This is a truly exciting, inspiring, funny and painful play. Set in London, Nigeria and the North star, on the edge of the present. We watch the journey of two young lesbians on the rocky wedding road and witness their parents […]

First Ever UK Muslim Pride This Spring!

LGBT+ Muslim group Imaan has set the date for the UK’s first ever Muslim Pride festival. The event will take place in London on Saturday, April 11, the group announced on social media. “It’s happening! We’ve set the date for the first EVER Muslim Pride event. Tickets go on sale in two weeks!” they said […]