History Month 2021 Is Go! PHSE – Body, Mind, Spirit

Dan Vo’s Museum At Home Podcast with Sue Sanders In 2017, the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we chose ‘PHSE, Citizenship and Law’ as our theme. For 2021, we are returning to PHSE, but to highlight some other aspect of its syllabus – namely physical and mental health.  The Five Faces For 2021 –  […]

The new NHS coronavirus contact tracing app could put LGBT+ rights in danger in the future, a democracy advocate has warned

Story originally featured on Pink News According to the NHS, the COVID-19 app, currently only available in the Isle of Wight, works by using Bluetooth on phones to “record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed”. It added: “If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform […]

Larry Kramer Dies Aged 84

Statement from Peter Tatchell,Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, who knew Larry Kramer “Larry Kramer was an inspiring playwright, author and pioneering campaigner on LGBT+ and HIV issues. He helped galvanise the formation of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, which successfully challenged US government inaction and forced pharmaceutical companies to speed their efforts to […]

Request for Help – Elise Collins’ Dissertation Questionnaire

Archival Practice MA Dissertation, Plymouth University: ‘Towards a Standard for Describing and Indexing LGBT+ Archive Materials’ LGBT+ history is becoming an increasingly important and popular area of research, but for many reasons, LGBT+ records in archives are often hard to find, and can be upsetting. High quality descriptions in catalogues could reduce these issues and […]

JBG? – HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA IN SPORT SURVEY.

Violence, Harassment and repression of LGBT+ people still exists globally. Annually on May17th, IDAHOBIT- International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia is a co-ordinated International grass roots community date to raise awareness around LGBT+ visibility and inclusion, alongside encouraging society to take action against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. For this year’s IDAHOBIT theme of ‘Breaking […]

Voices & Visibility is Online!

To mark IDAHOBIT 2020 (International Day Against Homo, Bi, Intersex and Trans phobia) Schools OUT UK, founder of LGBT+ History Month, is proud to announce the release of an LGBT+ website produced by Voices and Visibility – Uncovering Hidden Histories. Voices and Visibility has brought online the wallchart originally released in 2016. It highlights important […]

Celebrate IDAHOBIT in 3 Easy Steps

Every May 17, our global community comes together to draw the attention of the world to the realities of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics. It is a day to call out human rights violations that we keep facing every day, but also a moment of global pride and […]

Schools OUT UK Statement regarding recent evidence given by minister Liz Truss MP to the Women and Equalities Select Committee.

The Women and Equalities Minister Liz Truss gave evidence on the 22nd of April before the Women and Equalities select committee to set out her priorities in this role.  While stating that the UK has had a positive record of supporting LGBT rights, she then went on to make several statements regarding the rights of […]

22-year-old queer activist Courtney Brousseau gunned down in San Francisco

San Francisco mourns the loss of Courtney Brousseau, a 22-year-old queer activist. Unknown gunmen shot Brousseau in San Francisco’s Dolores Park last Friday. “I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores park and for a brief moment everything felt okay,” Brousseau said on Twitter. He posted the tweet along with a pictureat 8:17 PM. Moments later, […]