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 […]

Proud Trust Education Pack 2021

FREE RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS, PARENTS, CARERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS PUT LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH FIRMLY ON THE CURRICULUM Educational digital downloads available now and free for anyone to use Children and young people can take their place in LGBT+ history by designing new logo and badge for LGBT+ History Month 2022 The UK’s largest LGBT+ youth […]

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 […]