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.

History Resource: The Radical Activist who Took on AIDS

History Resource: The Radical Activist who Took on AIDS (BBC World Service) Peter Staley was one of the ACT UP activists whose campaigns helped to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Their story is told in the Oscar-nominated documentary How To Survive A Plague.

LASS Remembers

‘In 1987 a virulent new disease was killing people in Leicester. A grassroots organisation was created to provide care and support for the dying, the sick and their loved ones. Now, 25 years later, the situation has in some ways changed dramatically, but Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS) continues to provide essential services to all […]

Big Lottery Fund awards £1/2 m for Birmingham LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre

Birmingham LGBT Community is ‘proud’ to announce that the Big Lottery Fund, through their Reaching Communities Strand, has awarded a grant of £479,263 over a four year period to establish an LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre for Birmingham. The LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre will be a one stop shop for the community and community […]

HIV/AIDS Emerged As Early As 1880s

>New research indicates that the most pervasive global strain of HIV began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924, suggesting that growing urbanisation in colonial Africa set the stage for the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The estimated period of origin, considerably earlier than the previous estimate of 1930, coincides with the establishment and rise of urban centers […]

AIDS: The Dark Muse

> Aids is the biggest phenomenon of the last 30 years. It has affected every aspect of our lives – political, domestic, cultural and emotional. This event will explore – through personal testimony, expert talks, screenings and performance – the impact of Aids on lesbian and gay culture, looking both at what we’ve gained and […]