LGBT+ lessons: Government’s support ‘half-hearted’ & left teachers exposed

The government’s support for schools attacked for promoting LGBT+ inclusion has been “half-hearted” and has left many teachers “exposed”, public figures and religious activists say. Author Philip Pullman and Tory MP Crispin Blunt are among 77 signatories of a letter to the education secretary following months of protests outside schools against LGBT+ lessons. The open letter says government […]

Soho to mark 20th anniversary of Admiral Duncan bombing today

(From Pink News today) April 30, 1999, was supposed mark no more than the start of a bank holiday weekend—but a deadly nail bomb attack at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho confined the date to a dark page in history for London’s LGBT+ community. Three people lost their lives in the attack, and 79 […]

Parkfield School: 'No Outsiders' – A Statement from Schools OUT UK, Mohammed Amin MBE and Ofsted

Schools OUT UK has been involved with ‘No Outsiders’ since its inception and has supported its vital work. We have worked since 1974 to make LGBT+ people in all their diversity visible and safe by educating OUT prejudice. We created LGBT+ History Month in 2004, and produced The Classroom website which has over free 80 […]

BHM 2018 – 'Bayard And Me'

Bayard Rustin is often considered the forgotten voice of the US black civil rights movement. Despite being Dr Martin Luther King’s right-hand man, being openly gay in an era of segregation meant he was doubly discriminated against. The only way for Bayard  to legalise his relationship was to adopt his partner. Bayard & Me is a […]

David McAlmont enters the Closets

Renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont delves into the closets of the UK’s historic houses to explore LGBTQ histories and their contemporary significance to create a new performance   Historian and respected singer songwriter David McAlmont has produced a series of performances drawing on LGBTQ histories, commissioned by Professor Richard Sandell, researcher and museum practitioner at […]

Cyrille Regis (1959 – 2018)

by Darryl Telles, a gay BAME football fanatic who and author of “We’re Queer And We Should Be Here – The Perils And Pleasures Of Being A Gay Football Fan” a book about being such. This is his appreciation of the contribution Cyrille Regis made to challenging prejudice in football. Cyrille Regis who died today at the age […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Unchechen” – New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya

New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya   “Unchechen” is a new short film about the attempted genocide of gay men in Chechnya (a federal republic of Russia) that hopes to act as a call to action.  The three minute film has been created by the award-winning Inkbrew Productions and Digital […]