Lesbian Visibility Week 2021

Thank you for supporting Lesbian Visibility Week 2021!  Week Information This years Lesbian Visibility Week takes place on 26th April – 2nd May 2021. Although Lesbian Visibility Day began in 2008, Linda Riley and DIVA magazine launched Lesbian Visibility Week in 2020 to create a week long celebration of LGBTQI women and non- binary people […]

A Community Challenged – LGBT+ History Month 2021

A Community Challenged LGBT+ History Month 2021 Sam Bennett, Features Editor Fyne Times Magazine In 2020 and 2021, we’ve had the utmost sympathy for the young LGBTQIA+ people, locked down in spaces where their identities are not celebrated. We have lost our social LGBTQIA+ space, which frequently is the only safe space many young people […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Masculinity and the Ruling of the World – Denise Thompson

Author Talk Friday 7 August from 10 am on zoom Join us via Zoom for a conversation with Denise Thompson, the author of Masculinity and the Ruling of the World. This event is presented by the Feminist Legal Clinic and The Women’s Library, and hosted by Anna Kerr. This is a free event. Register on the Humantix event page so that […]

Schools OUT UK Statement regarding recent evidence given by minister Liz Truss MP to the Women and Equalities Select Committee.

The Women and Equalities Minister Liz Truss gave evidence on the 22nd of April before the Women and Equalities select committee to set out her priorities in this role.  While stating that the UK has had a positive record of supporting LGBT rights, she then went on to make several statements regarding the rights of […]

22-year-old queer activist Courtney Brousseau gunned down in San Francisco

San Francisco mourns the loss of Courtney Brousseau, a 22-year-old queer activist. Unknown gunmen shot Brousseau in San Francisco’s Dolores Park last Friday. “I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores park and for a brief moment everything felt okay,” Brousseau said on Twitter. He posted the tweet along with a pictureat 8:17 PM. Moments later, […]

CPS LGBT+ Press Pack

Schools OUT UK (SOUK) is a small teacher led charity, originally formed by a group of Lesbian and Gay teachers in the 1970’s. The objectives of SOUK are to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by: a) increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual trans queer, intersex and non-binary (“LGBT+”) people, […]