Sue Sanders & Schools OUT UK Archive Launch – VIDEO UPDATE

Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK Archive Celebration Location – Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH Short YouTube Video: Complete YouTube Video: Videos thanks to Julian Langham https://julianlangham.co.uk/ The archive of Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK is now available for all to use as part of the LGBTQ+ Collections at Bishopsgate Institute, following its Launch on Wednesday […]

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 […]

LGBT Faces of 2019 Revised

As we have been unable to find clear evidence that poet James Kirkup was actually bisexual rather than being a gay man, we decided in the interests of fair representation, that we would replace him with the face of someone who had clearly described their bisexuality – no matter how briefly. As such we now […]

OTP2019 – The Biggest Yet! Applications Welcome!

A word from Sue Sanders: We are thrilled to announce our invitation to you, our supporters, to tell your stories, share your research on LGBT History as part of our biggest OUTing The Past celebration yet –  20 venues including across not just the UK and Ireland, but Norway, Sweden and New York as well! […]

Connie Kurtz (1936 – 2018)

Game-changing activist Connie Kurtz, a subject (along with her wife, Ruth Berman) of the 2002 documentary Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House who famously sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic-partner benefits in the late 1980s, died Sunday at 81 in her home in West Palm Beach, Fla., following a long illness, […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

"institutionally ableist " – Schools OUT's Adam Lowe on the ME Scandal

Schools OUT UK Committee member Adam Lowe has made a stinging attack on the health system over its treatment of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Adam, an author, poet and journalist who himself suffers from the condition, compares the lack of knowledge and mistreatment of sufferers with the early ‘treatment’ of LGBT people and implies institutional prejudice. Contributing […]