UPDATED 22nd June – Schools OUT UK: #PrideInEducation2020

Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people,  today announces #PrideInEducation, the first-ever global equality inclusion conference aimed at educators, teachers, publishers and anyone looking to make education more inclusive.  This one-day event will take place online on 27th June 2020 and draw together 25 international speakers across six webinars […]

To all the LGBT+ children and young people. We see you and we hear you.

To all the LGBT+ children and young people. We see you and we hear you.  As LGBT+ youth organisations from across the UK and Ireland, we are raising our (metaphorical) rainbow flags in solidarity with you,  and commitment to being here for you. As LGBT+ youth organisations we are reaching out to welcome you in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Founder of LGBT+ History Month speaks about diversity and tackling homophobia – CamdenNewJournal

“If people call it ‘gay month’ I have an epileptic fit,” says Sue Sanders, “We work very hard to show diversity.” 07 February, 2020 — By Helen Chapman Rainbow flags are being raised this February in recognition of LGBT+ History Month, celebrating the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. LGBT+ History Month was founded in […]

The evolution of LGBT+ History Month

Dawn Langley Simmons may not be a name you instantly recognise. Born Gordon Langley Hall in 1922, the novelist had gender reassignment surgery in the USA in the 1960s after making the country her home. Her 1969 wedding marked South Carolina’s first, legal, interracial marriage and led to her being shunned by many members of […]

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.  […]