UPDATE: Hackney Half-Marathon Runner raises ££££££ for Schools OUT UK!!!

Nicolas Fisher ran the Hackney half-marathon and raised £210.62 for Schools OUT UK! Nic is French and has been living in London for 23 years. He works in events as a DJ and also manages  a pub in Hackney. He decided to run for Schools Out back on May 19th as it’s a cause close […]

The NHS Long Term Plan – The National LGB&T Partnership 

Dear all, Every now and then something really important is happening and we’ll send you an extra newsletter in addition to our monthly bulletin. This is one of those times. Below you’ll find more information about the NHS Long Term Plan, and some ways to get involved in affecting real change for LGBTQ people within […]

Government Launches Major Action Plan for Britain's LGBT Community

“We’ve come a long way since my Conservative opponent in 1997 described me as a sterile, disease-ridden homosexual who would put my constituents’ children at risk.” Labour MP Ben Bradshaw today: GRA review to go ahead early Pink News: The government is planning to launch a consultation on reforms [of the Gender Recognition Act] in […]

Poignant video campaign “Identities’ aims to open up discussion around 'disabled’ label.

This poignant video campaign titled “Identities’  aims to open up a discussion around the ‘disabled’ label. To coincide with LGBT History Month, mobility bathroom specialists, Bathing Solutions, have released three videos aiming to open up a discourse around the word ‘disabled.’ Umber, comedian Laurence Clark and musician John Kelly have taken part in the campaign to tell their stories and discuss their relationship with the […]

"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 […]

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference – 28th November 2017

The NSPCC reported that over 50,000 children were identified across the country as needing protection from abuse in 2016. In addition, with a rise in cases across the country of child sexual exploitation, now is the time to tackle this growing crisis. With this in mind, interested parties are invited to attend the Child Sexual Exploitation […]

LGBTQ youth in Kent – Needs, assets and provision

This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves. It also provides useful information about […]

Inspection into GR Surgery Quality

The Care Quality Commission has announced an inspection of The Imperial College Healthcare Trust, which is responsible for gender reassignment surgery at the Charing Cross Hospital. The inspection, which begins in September this year, requires users of the hospital’s services to get in touch and tell the commission about their experiences. Please tell CQC about your experiences […]

SAND – Safe Ageing No Discrimination

SAND – Safe Ageing No Discrimination – SAND has been formed to raise community awareness and help local authorities, care providers and carers to address the fears and discrimination that may be experienced by older LGBT people and carers by overcoming prejudice in care, stopping negativity, protecting those who are vulnerable and encouraging openness about specific LGBT needs.