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 […]

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 […]