Just A Ball Game – IDAHOBIT Event featuring Neville Southall

JUST A BALL GAME? CARDIFF IDAHOBIT 2018 EVENT, (SUPPORTED BY JENNY RATHBONE – FEATURES NEVILLE SOUTHALL.)   Thanks to extremely generous sponsorship from Jenny Rathbone Welsh Labour Assembly Member, we are happy to announce that former Wales and Everton legend Neville Southall MBE will join us alongside a number of other guest speakers at Cardiff’s […]

"How to be a good ally to trans people at work" – new guidance from Unison

How to be a good ally to trans people at work We all need people on our side, celebrating with us when things go well and supporting us when times are hard. Trans people and trans rights are becoming increasingly visible but many people still face real isolation. UNISON and trade unionism are all about […]

John Oliver releases children's book about Mike Pence's gay rabbit

from The Independent Mike Pence has a book coming out this week. Not a book written by Pence, or about Pence himself, but about the Vice President’s pet rabbit Marlon Bundo. “An objectively good name for a bunny,” John Oliver said on Last Week Tonight after a blistering segment on Pense, covering the politician’s controversial views on multiple subjects, including […]

A leading LGBTQ+ group has slammed the mainstream media’s reporting of UK human rights violations

From The Canary A leading LGBTQ+ group has hit out at the mainstream media’s failings in reporting human rights violations in Northern Ireland, and slammed a media outlet’s coverage of one of its events as “callous and uncaring”. “We’re Queer and we should be here” The fourth OUTing the Past festival has been running up and down […]

The Bodleian has made a start on a reading list for LGBT History Month

With thanks to the good people at www.goodreads.com If you have any suggestions to add (and the list is by no means comprehensive) please let them and us, know. Suffolk’s libraries have come up with their own list.

"institutionally ableist " – Schools OUT's Adam Lowe on the ME Scandal

Schools OUT UK Committee member Adam Lowe has made a stinging attack on the health system over its treatment of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Adam, an author, poet and journalist who himself suffers from the condition, compares the lack of knowledge and mistreatment of sufferers with the early ‘treatment’ of LGBT people and implies institutional prejudice. Contributing […]

Schools OUT UK Says: "Train the Teachers"

Schools OUT UK released a press release today demanding teachers be trained to deliver new inclusive Sex and Relationships (SRE) Curriculum. In response to The Department for Education’s consultation on the new plans, CEO Tony Fenwick wrote: “We expect a history teacher to have a degree in history and a science teacher to have a degree […]

Russell T Davies’ Outstanding Achievement Award

The creator of Queer as Folk and Torchwood, and patron of OUTing The Past,  discussed his career with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler.  Cult TV icon Russell T Davies deservedly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2017’s TV Festival, and his interview with Nicola Shindler is now available to view on YouTube. Nicola, founder of the Red Production […]

“Unchechen” – New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya

New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya   “Unchechen” is a new short film about the attempted genocide of gay men in Chechnya (a federal republic of Russia) that hopes to act as a call to action.  The three minute film has been created by the award-winning Inkbrew Productions and Digital […]

Christian school group to hold talk on ‘danger’ of ‘challenging homophobia’

An international group which supports more than 20 schools in England is giving a platform to a speaker about the “hidden dangers of challenging homophobia in primary schools”. Christian Education Europe, which supports and provides curriculum material to 24 independent schools, will hear from a researcher called Brian Hadley in a speech entitled “society indoctrinating […]