Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre in Woking had an exciting and varied programme of activity for LGBT+ History Month and you can see the full list for this year on our Exploring Surrey’s Past website newsflash page https://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/lgbt-hm-2022/. This website hosts a vast resource for Surrey’s LGBTQ+ community including biographies, research guides, case studies and community feedback. Di […]

Tonic Housing

Our first LGBT+ History Month at Tonic@Bankhouse After becoming the UK’s first LGBT+ retirement community when we officially launched last summer, we were thrilled to be able to celebrate our very first LGBT+ History Month at Tonic@Bankhouse last week with some of our new residents, who are now settling in! To mark the occasion, we […]

Mirthy

Mirthy provides online events for older adults. For LGBT+ History Month we have a talk by Norena Shopland who is an author/historian specialising in the history of sexual orientation and gender identity : Much of women’s history has been dominated by exclusion – but where exclusion exists there will always be those who challenge that […]

Time for a reboot on LGBTI rights in Europe as Rainbow Map reveals a disturbing stand-still

As the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people, we are at a juncture when governments can actively choose the right way forward, says leading LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe. Published on Monday, May 17 2021, ILGA-Europe’s annual Rainbow Europe Map and Index, ranking the legal and policy situation of LGBTI […]

Facilitating the Empowerment of Transgender Voices Through Singing – Sound Connections

East London-based music charity Sound Connections funded Alexander Pullinger (he/him) to write an article during lockdown, about a pressing issue within the world of singing – one that affects many transgender children and young people. In his work as a classical singer, he’s seen that transgender people encounter significant barriers to accessing singing. Given its proven […]

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 […]

Request for Help – Elise Collins’ Dissertation Questionnaire

Archival Practice MA Dissertation, Plymouth University: ‘Towards a Standard for Describing and Indexing LGBT+ Archive Materials’ LGBT+ history is becoming an increasingly important and popular area of research, but for many reasons, LGBT+ records in archives are often hard to find, and can be upsetting. High quality descriptions in catalogues could reduce these issues and […]