Sue Sanders Describes a Lifetime of Campaigning at the RSA

Schools OUT UK Chair and co-founder of LGBT History Month Sue Sanders had a crowd at the RSA rapt last night (25th of September) as she recalled a lifetime of activism. Speaking as a guest of the RSA LGBT network, Sue spoke of how she bought The News of the World at the tender age […]

Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

Some members of the SOUK committee were invited to the British Museum for the opening of their new exhibition ‘Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories’. This show is part of a season looking at LGBTQ histories, which also includes a display of David Hockney’s etchings based on Cavafy’s poems. Schools OUT UK chair and CEO […]

A Tribute To Martyn Hett

By Dylan Jones May 24, 2017 From QX Magazine earlier this morning, Martyn Hett was reported as one of the victims of Monday night’s Manchester Arena attack. The feeling in the QX office, and no doubt among hundreds of other people in our community this morning, is one of numb devastation. Martyn was not only one […]

Mack Beggs: Texas Sportscaster Takes Transphobia To The Mat

Tony Fenwick MBE, CEO of Schools OUT UK – “Does the UIL realise that it has effectively put a man attacking a woman on a pedestal for the public’s entertainment? Or that it has effectively forced a man to attack women in public? This could be construed as defending domestic violence. Coming from a nation […]

Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay

Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay From BBC News available here Secondary school teacher Daniel Gray has always kept his sexuality to himself at work. But to mark LGBT History Month, the 32-year-old from Brighton made the nerve-wracking decision to come out to more than 1,000 students. He tells his […]

Hackney launches borough wide LGBTQI+ festival and history drive

Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just […]

The Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator – two new plays for February 2017

Two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights, with two ground-breaking public struggles at either end of the decade.  To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant […]

Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016

Inspired by US black civil rights movement to fight for LGBT freedom Acceptance of the medal dedicated to Southall Black Sisters London, UK – 29 November 2016 source Awarded for “tireless campaigning on human rights & social equality”   The Albert Medal 2016 has been awarded to LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director […]

Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates 5 years of human rights work 

Huge thanks to all our supporters & donors – You make it possible. Celebrate with us at the Equality Ball on 26 November in London  London, UK – October 2016 “A huge thank you to all our friends and donors. This month the Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates five years of human rights work – casework, […]

Wenche Lowzow 27 May 1926 – 24 September 2016

The first lesbian MP in Norway has passed away at the age of 90. Wenche Lowzow was a pioneer in gay rights in the country and has passed away after complications that stemmed from long term illness. She represented Oslo Høyre and served in the Norwegian parliament between the period of 1977 and 1985. She […]