UPDATED 22nd June – Schools OUT UK: #PrideInEducation2020

Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people,  today announces #PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference aimed at educators, teachers, publishers and anyone looking to make education more inclusive.  This one-day event will take place online on 27th June 2020 and draw together 25 international speakers across six webinars […]

Larry Kramer Dies Aged 84

Statement from Peter Tatchell,Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, who knew Larry Kramer “Larry Kramer was an inspiring playwright, author and pioneering campaigner on LGBT+ and HIV issues. He helped galvanise the formation of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, which successfully challenged US government inaction and forced pharmaceutical companies to speed their efforts to […]

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, […]

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre til 21st march https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/ by Sue Sanders This is a truly exciting, inspiring, funny and painful play. Set in London, Nigeria and the North star, on the edge of the present. We watch the journey of two young lesbians on the rocky wedding road and witness their parents […]

Jonathan Cutbill’s LGBT+ Historical Library Collection moving day – BBC Radio Shropshire

Jonathan Cutbill, a founder of Gay’s The Word bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury, died last May aged 82. His collection, which has over 33,000 items, dates back to 1760, and will be moved from his Shrewsbury home to the University of London. The collection,is catalogued and cross-referenced, consists of books, newspapers, pamphlets, artworks, correspondence and other […]

Jeff Evans – We’re Here, We’re Queer, And We’re Not Going Shopping!

Back in early 1990s, with the AIDS crisis at its height, Dr Jeff Evans and Simon McGurk, then students in Salford, fell foul of the National Union of Students while attempting to get sexual health and safer sex advice to those most at risk, and the Salford Students Gay Society was closed down. Jeff didn’t […]

You Will Be Taught Sex (Properly)

The Government made history today when it was announced that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) will be inclusive; relevant and updated; and compulsory in all schools in England and Wales, following an announcement by Justine Greening,  Secretary for State for Education. The current SRE guidelines have been mostly unchanged since 2000 and they only applied […]

Not bad: But Could Do Better

That’s the verdict of the Global Alliance for LGBTI Education (GALE), a worldwide group campaigning for LGBTI people in education, on the state of education for LGBT people in Britain. Released on IDAHOBIT May the 17th, GALE’s research and world map puts Australia, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Malta ahead of Britain. The research looks into […]

God's Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott

God’s Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott. A new non-fiction book which details the impact of HIV and AIDS from a black/gay perspective, and much much more besides. The forewords are written by Sir Nick Partridge, Peter Tatchell, and Lord Paul Boateng. It’s available from Foyles, Amazon and Gay’s The Word.