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, […]

Facebook bans Lesbian Visibility Week advert. No satisfactory explanation offered for censorship

London, UK – 27 April 2020 An advert to celebrate the first-ever Lesbian Visibility Week has been banned by Facebook with no satisfactory explanation.The advert went live on Thursday 23 April to highlight Lesbian Visibility Week and the Peter Tatchell Foundation weekly newsletter, which was guest edited by lesbian Linda Riley, publisher of DIVA magazine and […]

Winning the argument on inclusive RSE – Zoom Event with LGBT+ Labour

LGBT+ Labour are excited to announce that we will be hosting online events during the lockdown period, starting from next week. On Wednesday we are hosting a panel discussion on how to support schools and local government as we approach the roll-out of LGBT+ inclusive relationships and sex education (RSE). The speakers will also discuss […]

Tributes paid to Lyra McKee on first anniversary of her murder

from The Irish Times Tributes have been paid to Lyra McKee, the journalist who was murdered in Derry last year, on the first anniversary of her death. Ms McKee was shot dead on April 18th, 2019 as she was observing rioting in the city. The New IRA admitted the murder. Dunja Mijatovic, the European Commissioner […]

Northern Ireland: LGBT+ Training for all Derry Schools

Free LGBT+ Training for all Derry Schools Free Derry Museum 7th March We at Schools OUT UK, through our project OUTing the Past, together with several partners in Northern Ireland, helped put together the first exhibition of Northern Ireland of LGBT + history. It was launched at the Museum of Free Derry who saw the […]

First Ever UK Muslim Pride This Spring!

LGBT+ Muslim group Imaan has set the date for the UK’s first ever Muslim Pride festival. The event will take place in London on Saturday, April 11, the group announced on social media. “It’s happening! We’ve set the date for the first EVER Muslim Pride event. Tickets go on sale in two weeks!” they said […]

Jonathan Cutbill’s LGBT+ Historical Library Collection moving day – BBC Radio Shropshire

Jonathan Cutbill, a founder of Gay’s The Word bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury, died last May aged 82. His collection, which has over 33,000 items, dates back to 1760, and will be moved from his Shrewsbury home to the University of London. The collection,is catalogued and cross-referenced, consists of books, newspapers, pamphlets, artworks, correspondence and other […]

Jeff Evans – We’re Here, We’re Queer, And We’re Not Going Shopping!

Back in early 1990s, with the AIDS crisis at its height, Dr Jeff Evans and Simon McGurk, then students in Salford, fell foul of the National Union of Students while attempting to get sexual health and safer sex advice to those most at risk, and the Salford Students Gay Society was closed down. Jeff didn’t […]