LGBT+ lessons: Government’s support ‘half-hearted’ & left teachers exposed

The government’s support for schools attacked for promoting LGBT+ inclusion has been “half-hearted” and has left many teachers “exposed”, public figures and religious activists say. Author Philip Pullman and Tory MP Crispin Blunt are among 77 signatories of a letter to the education secretary following months of protests outside schools against LGBT+ lessons. The open letter says government […]

Sue Sanders signs open letter calling for inclusive education

Dear Sue, Thank you for adding your name to the LGBT inclusivity letter co-organised by the Accord Coalition for Inclusive Education and British Muslims for Secular Democracy. I am pleased to report it has been published online this afternoon. The letter is timely with the Government continuing to offer half-hearted support for schools who continue to be […]

Angela Eagle MP: We aren't getting back in the closet

Former Labour minister Angela Eagle has insisted: “We aren’t going to get back in the closet,” as she challenged those protesting against LGBT equality teaching during a Commons debate. Eagle, who was the first openly gay female MP when she came out in 1997, said such education is not “propagandising” or about “trying to turn people gay”, […]

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC TUC publishes first GB major report into LGBT sexual harassment at work 1 in 5 LGBT women who have worked in the last 5 years report that they have been sexually assaulted at work TUC calls for a new […]

IDAHOBIT 2019 – Friday 17th May

WorldSkills UK will be sharing their report with their networks and across social media on 17 May to mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia). It would be fantastic if you could also share with your networks and support on social media during the day. This forms part of our ongoing diversity and inclusion […]

A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe

A new show from Belfast theatre company Kabosh takes its inspiration from historic events in the north’s battle for LGBTQ+ equality. David Roy spoke to writer Dominic Montague about bringing A Queer Céilí At The Marty Forsythe to the former Turf Lodge social club which played a key role in this remarkable story SET in […]

OTP2019 – The Biggest Yet! Applications Welcome!

A word from Sue Sanders: We are thrilled to announce our invitation to you, our supporters, to tell your stories, share your research on LGBT History as part of our biggest OUTing The Past celebration yet –  20 venues including across not just the UK and Ireland, but Norway, Sweden and New York as well! […]

The NHS Long Term Plan – The National LGB&T Partnership 

Dear all, Every now and then something really important is happening and we’ll send you an extra newsletter in addition to our monthly bulletin. This is one of those times. Below you’ll find more information about the NHS Long Term Plan, and some ways to get involved in affecting real change for LGBTQ people within […]

Queermove 2018 – Dr Jeff Evans in Sweden This Saturday

DR JEFF EVANS – OUTING THE PAST: THE FESTIVAL OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANS HISTORY 2019 WHEN: 13:00, Saturday the 13/10-2018. WHERE: Novascenen, NOVA, Lunagallerian The talk will be held in English! The Festival of Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Trans History is one of Jeff’s responses to help ‘redress the narrow crude imbalance in our reading of the […]

Government Launches Major Action Plan for Britain's LGBT Community

“We’ve come a long way since my Conservative opponent in 1997 described me as a sterile, disease-ridden homosexual who would put my constituents’ children at risk.” Labour MP Ben Bradshaw today: GRA review to go ahead early Pink News: The government is planning to launch a consultation on reforms [of the Gender Recognition Act] in […]