‘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 […]

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 […]

GROWING UP NEEDING THE PAST – An Activist’s Reflection on the History of LGBT+ History Month in the UK

From SQS, a Finnish LGBT+ Magazine. This issue features this piece from Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders. Patron Dan Vo discusses “The Compassionate Way: Towards Trans and Non-Binary Inclusive Narratives in Museums” (click on the link and scroll down for Dan’s piece) by Sue Sanders Thinking back, when growing up in London in the […]

YouTube – London Metropolitan Archives LGBTQ+ Conference 2020

This event has ended. Our YouTube link to the speakers is here. unorthodox /ʌnˈɔːθədɒks/ contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted. Saturday 5th December 2020 – Celebrating its 18th birthday, the LGBTQ+ History Conference is ‘coming of age’, yet it is still grappling with important themes in history and heritage. #UnorthodoxConf Book Here This […]

Schools OUT UK’s submission to the Law Commission on hate crime

Our thanks to GALOP for their help in completing this document December 2020 Schools OUT UK submission to the Law Commission on hate crime 1 Schools OUT UK Schools OUT UK is an education charity that began life as The Gay Teachers Association in 1974. Our overarching goal is to make our schools and educational […]

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 […]

LGBT+ History Month 2021 Launch: ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ ONLINE TONIGHT!

Join us in association with The British Library for the launch of LGBT+ History Month 2021 Book Here This is an online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time. Each year ‘Five Faces’ are chosen to […]