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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LGBT+ History: Lessons for and from our trainee teachers

University of Manchester History PGCE by Thomas Donnai, University of Manchester History PGCE and Dr. Jeff Evans, Manchester University, Schools OUT UK. Visits to countless schools over the past 3 years, and scrutiny of countless curricula seem to confirm one thing to me: we don’t ‘do’ LGBT History very well in schools. Of real concern […]

1 in 5 bisexual people report being sexually assaulted at work, TUC poll reveals

Bisexual people report high levels of unwanted touching and sexual assaul 1 in 4 bisexual people reported they had experienced sexual harassment and that it made them leave or want to leave their job, with 1 in 8 leaving as a result TUC calls for a new duty on employers to properly protect their staff […]

Will the rights of transgender asylum seekers in the UK be protected post-Brexit?

Will the rights of transgender asylum seekers in the UK be protected post-Brexit? The media has become oversaturated with speculation on the potentially devastating consequences that a no deal Brexit could have for businesses, trade and the UK economy as a whole, but there has been a worrying lack of coverage on the wider implications […]

LGBT+ lessons: Government’s support ‘half-hearted’ & left teachers exposed

The government’s support for schools attacked for promoting LGBT+ inclusion has been “half-hearted” and has left many teachers “exposed”, public figures and religious activists say. Author Philip Pullman and Tory MP Crispin Blunt are among 77 signatories of a letter to the education secretary following months of protests outside schools against LGBT+ lessons. The open letter says government […]

Stonewall uprising veterans still astounded 50 years after making history

Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did. Standing outside the Greenwich Village tavern one recent morning, at […]

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC TUC publishes first GB major report into LGBT sexual harassment at work 1 in 5 LGBT women who have worked in the last 5 years report that they have been sexually assaulted at work TUC calls for a new […]