Call For Museums To Take Part In #museumfromhome Event On 30th April

by Alistair Brown – Museums Association The Museums Association (MA) is calling for museums across the UK to participate in a BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine event called #MuseumFromHome on 30 April. The event will be a whole day of content on social media, TV and radio focusing on the UK’s museums, and we want you and […]

Tributes paid to Lyra McKee on first anniversary of her murder

from The Irish Times Tributes have been paid to Lyra McKee, the journalist who was murdered in Derry last year, on the first anniversary of her death. Ms McKee was shot dead on April 18th, 2019 as she was observing rioting in the city. The New IRA admitted the murder. Dunja Mijatovic, the European Commissioner […]

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 […]

Tarlach Mac Niallais – Belfast-born LGBT+ activist dies in New York of Coronavirus

Family of north Belfast man who died in New York from coronavirus speak of their ‘immense’ loss The family of a north Belfast-born man who died in the United States from coronavirus have spoken of their “immense” loss. Tarlach Mac Niallais (Terry Nellis), who was originally from the Newington area but lived in New York, […]

BACP Children, Young People & Families talk to Steve Boyce

Jeanine Connor of BACP Children, Young People & Families talks to Steve Boyce about his work as chair of trustees to Schools OUT UK and LGBT+ History Month Hello Steve, thank you for taking the time to talk to me about your work. I see you as somewhat of a champion for LGBT+ young people […]

The Commonwealth: Advancing inclusive societies for LGBT+ people in Asia

by Paul Dillane, David Davies of Llandinam Fellow in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Excerpt: Across the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people face widespread discrimination and violence. More than a third of countries criminalise consensual adult same-sex relations.I In many countries, transgender people face extreme violence, not […]

Northern Ireland: LGBT+ Training for all Derry Schools

Free LGBT+ Training for all Derry Schools Free Derry Museum 7th March We at Schools OUT UK, through our project OUTing the Past, together with several partners in Northern Ireland, helped put together the first exhibition of Northern Ireland of LGBT + history. It was launched at the Museum of Free Derry who saw the […]