LGBT+ History: Lessons for and from our trainee teachers

University of Manchester History PGCE by Thomas Donnai, University of Manchester History PGCE and Dr. Jeff Evans, Manchester University, Schools OUT UK. Visits to countless schools over the past 3 years, and scrutiny of countless curricula seem to confirm one thing to me: we don’t ‘do’ LGBT History very well in schools. Of real concern […]

'No Outsiders' by Andrew Moffatt – Review

NO OUTSIDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools & RECLAIMING RADICAL IDEAS IN SCHOOLS Preparing Young Children for Life in Modern Britain By Andrew Moffat Given the controversy over Andrew’s work in Parkview School I thought it was wise for Schools OUT UK to review his books and explore his work.  […]

1 in 5 bisexual people report being sexually assaulted at work, TUC poll reveals

Bisexual people report high levels of unwanted touching and sexual assaul 1 in 4 bisexual people reported they had experienced sexual harassment and that it made them leave or want to leave their job, with 1 in 8 leaving as a result TUC calls for a new duty on employers to properly protect their staff […]

IDAHOBIT 2019 – Friday 17th May

WorldSkills UK will be sharing their report with their networks and across social media on 17 May to mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia). It would be fantastic if you could also share with your networks and support on social media during the day. This forms part of our ongoing diversity and inclusion […]

Relationships and Sex Education: What should schools do?

by Freddie Whittaker (Schools Week) Draft statutory guidance on the new relationships and sex education curriculum has finally been published. The 38-page document sets out the things primary and secondary schools will have to teach from September 2020, but also includes some instructions on how the new curriculum should be administered. Here’s what the guidance says schools should […]

BHM 2018 – 'Bayard And Me'

Bayard Rustin is often considered the forgotten voice of the US black civil rights movement. Despite being Dr Martin Luther King’s right-hand man, being openly gay in an era of segregation meant he was doubly discriminated against. The only way for Bayard  to legalise his relationship was to adopt his partner. Bayard & Me is a […]

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 […]

Schools OUT UK needs a Website Administrator – volunteer position

Website Administrator – Job Description This is a volunteer position (unpaid) and working from home as Schools OUT UK have no offices. Main purpose of role: To be responsible for the development, maintenance and supervision of the Schools OUT UK’s online representation via schools-out.org.uk, lgbthistorymonth.org.uk, lgbthistorymonth.co.uk, outingthepast.org.uk and the-classroom.org.uk. To support members of the Management […]

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.

LGBT Poet Laureate Available for History Month

Inaugural LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has kindly made herself available for LGBT History Month events available for LGBT History Month events. In her own words: I’m happy to come along and support your LGBT History Month event with site/event specific poetry. My work explores the external & internal landscapes of our  LGBTQ+ Community. It records […]