Celebrating and Qualifying the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front

from Labour Hub The first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front was held 50 years ago this month.  Jeff Evans reflects on the long struggle for LGBTQ+ rights As a ‘sissy’ child of the 1960s and ‘70s living in a former Lancashire mining village, the birth of the Gay Liberation Front(GLF) generated no direct impact on […]

Rodney Wilson in conversation with Sue Sanders

The latest video on the LGBT+ History Month YouTube channel features Professor Sue Sanders, our Chair, in conversation with Rodney Wilson. Rodney is the Missouri teacher who created LGBT+ History Month in the USA, back in 1994. This piece on Rodney is from UMSL Daily, in 2015 Rodney Wilson was a graduate student at the […]

Queer Britain – ‘Open Letters’ Campaign

I wanted to reach out on behalf of Queer Britain, a charity working to create the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum.  Throughout history, the experiences of LGBTQ+ people have often been erased, overlooked or marginalised, leaving a gap in our national story. To change this and ensure that future generations can see themselves represented in history, Queer […]

LGBT+ History Month is Back On YouTube!

We are now live on YouTube! There are currently 55 videos, stretching as far back as 1987, including footage of CHE founder and father of gay rights Allan Horsfall, Schools OUT UK patron Sir Ian McKellen, Stuart Milk and Sir Derek Jacobi, as well as various interviews and talks with Professor Sue Sanders and the […]

Competition – Design the LGBT+ History Month Badge for 2022

Every year since its launch in 2004, LGBT+ History Month raises vital funds for its work to make schools safe and inclusive for everyone through the sale of its iconic annual badge. Each year the design is distinctive, linking to the year’s National Curriculum theme. Until now the design has been created by university design […]

Beyond the Rainbow – East London NHS Foundation Trust (13th – 19th September 2020)

Between Sunday 13th September and Saturday 19th September 2020, East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) will be hosting ‘Beyond The Rainbow’; a series of LGBTQ+ online events celebrating the achievements, culture and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community.  We’ll focus on health and wellbeing through a number of online sessions, discussions, interviews and entertainment, all in-conjunction […]

Masculinity and the Ruling of the World – Denise Thompson

Author Talk Friday 7 August from 10 am on zoom Join us via Zoom for a conversation with Denise Thompson, the author of Masculinity and the Ruling of the World. This event is presented by the Feminist Legal Clinic and The Women’s Library, and hosted by Anna Kerr. This is a free event. Register on the Humantix event page so that […]

Teens Resisting Gender Norms Do Best At GCSE

(The Guardian 31.07.2020) By Will Hazell (Education Correspondent) Teenagers who resist traditional gender stereotypes appear to do better at GCSEs, researchers from Cambridge University have said. They examined the English and Maths results of almost 600 600 GCSE candidates at four schools in England and found, on average, girls out-performed boys, matching a general pattern […]