Letter – The Diversity Roundtable to the Department for Education

The Diversity Roundtable March 1st  2021  Dear Secretary of State,  We are writing to you publicly as The Diversity Roundtable, a collective of professionals and specialists working in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), to express our alarm at the recent withdrawal of funding in multiple areas in schools and Further Education. The cuts include: […]

A Community Challenged – LGBT+ History Month 2021

A Community Challenged LGBT+ History Month 2021 Sam Bennett, Features Editor Fyne Times Magazine In 2020 and 2021, we’ve had the utmost sympathy for the young LGBTQIA+ people, locked down in spaces where their identities are not celebrated. We have lost our social LGBTQIA+ space, which frequently is the only safe space many young people […]

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 […]

BBC Sport celebrates LGBT+ History Month 2021

For the first time, The BBC is making a conscious effort to support and highlight LGBT+ History Month. Items have been posted on the main website, along with articles on programmes such as ‘Football Focus’ throughout February. “BBC Sport will be celebrating the amazing achievements of LGBT+ athletes, and the impact they have made beyond […]

Adam’s Eden – Catalyst Arts Belfast

Catalyst Arts February-March 2021  Publication launch summer 2021(tbc)  Day Magee, Jennifer Mehigan, Padraig Regan, Yarli Allison, Richard Martin, Claire Biddles,  Bassam Al-Sabah, Phillip McCrilly, Ben Malcolmson, Richard O’Leary, Ruth McCarthy, the  LGBTQIA+ youth Steering Committee at Ulster Museums and Shy Bairns.   by Thomas Wells   Sam’s Eden brings together a collection of queer writers, artists, poets, printers  and programmers working internationally within an exhibition in printed matter. The project responds to the continuing effects of Coronavirus restrictions adapting to new spaces to  engage audiences and to promote the work of practitioners.   […]

‘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 […]

Soho Radio – #LGBTHistoryMonthHour.

This show went out on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 @sohoradio at 1 pm (GMT): The #LGBT+History Month Hour Clare Lynch (@clarelynchred) and Philip Baldwin  (@philipcbaldwin) co-hosted the #LGBTHistoryMonth Hour. Guests were: Sue Sanders @suesanders03 Crispin Blunt @CrispinBlunt Nancy Kelley @Nancy_M_K Ian Green @ianrgreen Peter Tatchell @PeterTatchell Christina Beardsley @tina_beardsley Jide Macaulay @RevJide @LGBTHM @APPGLGBT @stonewalluk @THTorguk […]

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 […]