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 […]

Phyllis Lyon, Lesbian Activist and Gay Marriage Trailblazer, Dies at 95

By Julia CarmelApril 10, 2020 Phyllis Lyon, who when she married her partner, Del Martin, in 2008 became part of the first legal same-sex union in California, died on Thursday at her home in San Francisco. She was 95. Her sister, Patricia Lyon, confirmed the death. It was not their first wedding. In 2004, despite state and […]

Jacqueline Wilson announces 111th novel will feature a gay love story – “Love Frankie”

In an interview with The Guardian, Wilson spoke about the topic of her newest books set to be released in August. The story follows Frankie, who falls for Sally “the prettiest girl in her class”. The children author also spoke publicly for the first time about her own sexuality. “I’ve never really been in any kind of […]

Jonathan Cutbill’s LGBT+ Historical Library Collection moving day – BBC Radio Shropshire

Jonathan Cutbill, a founder of Gay’s The Word bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury, died last May aged 82. His collection, which has over 33,000 items, dates back to 1760, and will be moved from his Shrewsbury home to the University of London. The collection,is catalogued and cross-referenced, consists of books, newspapers, pamphlets, artworks, correspondence and other […]

Founder of LGBT+ History Month speaks about diversity and tackling homophobia – CamdenNewJournal

“If people call it ‘gay month’ I have an epileptic fit,” says Sue Sanders, “We work very hard to show diversity.” 07 February, 2020 — By Helen Chapman Rainbow flags are being raised this February in recognition of LGBT+ History Month, celebrating the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. LGBT+ History Month was founded in […]

Ox Lite Magazine – The Love Issue

The February issue of February’s Ox Lite Magazine features an interview with Professor Sue Sanders, co-founder of LGBT+ History Month in 2004. The article is on page 48. The image below is a PDF link. (Remember to use the magnifying glass icon to make the piece readable). Click to open:

Sue Sanders Wins The First Rainbow Honors Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

See more photos from the event here: https://www.rainbowhonours.com/gallery-2019.html The Trustees of Schools Out UK and the Management Committee would like to thank the Diva Rainbow Honours Committee for acknowledging all the hard work, effort and advocacy that SUE SANDERS has contributed for over 40 years to make the world a safer and more inclusive place […]

Angela Eagle MP: We aren't getting back in the closet

Former Labour minister Angela Eagle has insisted: “We aren’t going to get back in the closet,” as she challenged those protesting against LGBT equality teaching during a Commons debate. Eagle, who was the first openly gay female MP when she came out in 1997, said such education is not “propagandising” or about “trying to turn people gay”, […]

Lesbian Visibility Day – Friday 26th April 2019

Happy Lesbian Visibility Day! We are have been working at Schools OT UK since 1974 to make LGBT people in all their diversity visible and have been particularly busy in schools having been the first group to support gay teachers (as we called ourselves back then). We have consistently produced free materials and resources for […]

Connie Kurtz (1936 – 2018)

Game-changing activist Connie Kurtz, a subject (along with her wife, Ruth Berman) of the 2002 documentary Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House who famously sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic-partner benefits in the late 1980s, died Sunday at 81 in her home in West Palm Beach, Fla., following a long illness, […]