WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S 2021 INFORMATION BOOK AWARD

Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders wins in the 13-16 age category for ‘Have Pride’ which she edited with Stella Caldwell The School Library Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Information Book Award (IBA), in partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Book Group, and Peters. Now in its eleventh year, the […]

Ace Week – 24th October – 30th October 2021

By Sarah Cosgriff, Project Worker for Schools OUT UK What is Ace Week? Ace Week is an international campaign dedicated to raising the awareness and expanding education of asexuality. It will be held between the 24th October – 30th October this year. What is Asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation and it describes experiencing little […]

The Day The World Came To Huddersfield

Archive issues call-out for photos of the UK’s first National Pride in Huddersfield in 1981 The UK’s first ever national Pride took place in Huddersfield on 4th July 1981* . To mark the fortieth anniversary, a series of arts and archive events will take place until autumn 2022. Part of these events is call-out from […]

Lesbian Visibility Week 2021

Thank you for supporting Lesbian Visibility Week 2021!  Week Information This years Lesbian Visibility Week takes place on 26th April – 2nd May 2021. Although Lesbian Visibility Day began in 2008, Linda Riley and DIVA magazine launched Lesbian Visibility Week in 2020 to create a week long celebration of LGBTQI women and non- binary people […]

Romani Cultural & Arts Company

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller LGBTQ+ Spoken History Archive Celebrating GRT Diversity Available from 1st February 2021 on the RCAC website: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/voices/grt-lgbtq-spoken-history-archive/ The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce the launch of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller LGBTQ+ Spoken History Archive. This new online resource is the result of research carried out by the RCAC, […]

BBC History Extra – LGBTQ+ History Week 2021

It’s LGBTQ+ history week on HistoryExtra. Every day this week, we’ll be releasing new articles and podcasts about LGBTQ+ history – from a panel discussion with expert historians to articles about fascinating historical figures and milestones that you might never have heard about before. Our LGBTQ+ history week coincides with LGBT+ history month in the UK, […]

LGBT+ veterans dismissed through homophobia can reclaim medals

(from the BBC News site) Ex-military personnel dismissed from the armed forces because of their sexuality can now reclaim lost medals. Under a new scheme to remedy historical injustices, former service personnel can apply to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to restore honours. It follows Falklands veteran Joe Ousalice’s successful battle to return awards he […]

‘CUTTING ANTI-LGBTQ BULLYING PROGRAMMES IN SCHOOLS IS A BETRAYAL OF ALREADY-VULNERABLE STUDENTS’

The government’s recent decision to cut anti-LGBT+ bullying programmes — despite 46% of students not feeling safe at school — is a “huge mistake”, writes Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT+ History Month and chair of Schools OUT UK. 2021-02-05  This article first appeared in Attitude issue 331, January 2021. Students have been through enough this […]

It’s a Sin: Remembering lost friends

By Ian Temple Russell T. Davies’ new five-part series It’s A Sin on Channel 4 has floored me. Not only does it portray London in the early 1980s for a gay man so accurately (helped with a nostalgic soundtrack featuring Erasure, Bronski Beat, Culture Club, Wham, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Divine and Queen), but it […]

Facilitating the Empowerment of Transgender Voices Through Singing – Sound Connections

East London-based music charity Sound Connections funded Alexander Pullinger (he/him) to write an article during lockdown, about a pressing issue within the world of singing – one that affects many transgender children and young people. In his work as a classical singer, he’s seen that transgender people encounter significant barriers to accessing singing. Given its proven […]