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 […]

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 […]

Pride Power List 2020

Sue Sanders features at Number 75 in the Top 100 While lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and intersex people are more visible than they were 25 years ago – whether that’s within the realm of business, politics, the arts, the media, sport or anywhere else – in some circles, their voices remain marginalised, and their life experiences […]

UPDATED 22nd June – Schools OUT UK: #PrideInEducation2020

Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people,  today announces #PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference aimed at educators, teachers, publishers and anyone looking to make education more inclusive.  This one-day event will take place online on 27th June 2020 and draw together 25 international speakers across six webinars […]

1970 GLF Veterans To March 2020 Pride In London Route

Pride March 27th June 1pm, outside BBC, Portland Place London W1 Please Note – this march is for Veterans only This year’s Pride in London parade has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But veterans from the London Gay Liberation Front 1970-74, including Peter Tatchell, will march anyway on the same day, along the […]

Pride In London Unity Fund Launches Today

With many LGBT+ activists and organisations facing growing pressures in the current climate, Pride in London is launching a new funding initiative today – the Unity Fund – to raise money for grassroots LGBT+ groups across the country. The new fund will provide grants to those who need it most, with the aim of tangibly […]