ParaPride at The Stratford Arts Circus

ParaPride held a great night at the Stratford Arts Circus to raise funds for their work. It was a great success with a very enthusiastic audience clearly enjoying the range of talent on display which included Son of a Tutu (show host); Mark Anthony, (Drag King); Wheel Elvis (Jimmy Hennigan – impersonator/singer); Maria Hurtz, (Drag Queen); Ebony Rose Dark (Interpretive dance/performing […]

Pitt Rivers Museum Trails LGBT+ HM November Launch

LGBT education charity Schools Out – run by a volunteering handful of teachers and ex-teachers – has orchestrated LGBT History Month (February) since 2005. Supported by OUTing the Past, the International Festival of LGBT History, the 16th incarnation has its launch in November at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers and Museum of Natural History. The event is being coordinated […]

2020 Badge and Faces of 2020 Unveiled

We’re thrilled to reveal our new badge, designed by John Roome, design student at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton. We hope you agree his creation is perfect for next year’s theme “Poetry, Prose and Plays”, our fist link with the National Curriculum subject of English.The new badge will go on sale at the TUC […]

Lesbian Visibility Day – Friday 26th April 2019

Happy Lesbian Visibility Day! We are have been working at Schools OT UK since 1974 to make LGBT people in all their diversity visible and have been particularly busy in schools having been the first group to support gay teachers (as we called ourselves back then). We have consistently produced free materials and resources for […]

Lyra McKee – Two People Arrested

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two teenagers in connection with the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. The suspects, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Saturday morning. The […]

Section 28 – 30th Anniversary 24.05.2018

… a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”… Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the UK’s Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May […]