WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S 2021 INFORMATION BOOK AWARD

Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders wins in the 13-16 age category for ‘Have Pride’ which she edited with Stella Caldwell The School Library Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Information Book Award (IBA), in partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Book Group, and Peters. Now in its eleventh year, the […]

Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week: 9 – 16 October 2021

Here we are at the beginning of Hate crime Awareness week, twenty-two years on from The MacPherson Report, a ground breaking report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by racists and the subsequent lack of prosecution of the killers due to institutional racism. The House of Commons Home Affairs committee on sexual orientation has produced […]

Letter – The Diversity Roundtable to the Department for Education

The Diversity Roundtable March 1st  2021  Dear Secretary of State,  We are writing to you publicly as The Diversity Roundtable, a collective of professionals and specialists working in the field of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), to express our alarm at the recent withdrawal of funding in multiple areas in schools and Further Education. The cuts include: […]

‘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 […]

Soho Radio – #LGBTHistoryMonthHour.

This show went out on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 @sohoradio at 1 pm (GMT): The #LGBT+History Month Hour Clare Lynch (@clarelynchred) and Philip Baldwin  (@philipcbaldwin) co-hosted the #LGBTHistoryMonth Hour. Guests were: Sue Sanders @suesanders03 Crispin Blunt @CrispinBlunt Nancy Kelley @Nancy_M_K Ian Green @ianrgreen Peter Tatchell @PeterTatchell Christina Beardsley @tina_beardsley Jide Macaulay @RevJide @LGBTHM @APPGLGBT @stonewalluk @THTorguk […]

GROWING UP NEEDING THE PAST – An Activist’s Reflection on the History of LGBT+ History Month in the UK

From SQS, a Finnish LGBT+ Magazine. This issue features this piece from Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders. Patron Dan Vo discusses “The Compassionate Way: Towards Trans and Non-Binary Inclusive Narratives in Museums” (click on the link and scroll down for Dan’s piece) by Sue Sanders Thinking back, when growing up in London in the […]

LGBT+ History Month 2021 Launch: ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ ONLINE TONIGHT!

Join us in association with The British Library for the launch of LGBT+ History Month 2021 Book Here This is an online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time. Each year ‘Five Faces’ are chosen to […]

Rodney Wilson in conversation with Sue Sanders

The latest video on the LGBT+ History Month YouTube channel features Professor Sue Sanders, our Chair, in conversation with Rodney Wilson. Rodney is the Missouri teacher who created LGBT+ History Month in the USA, back in 1994. This piece on Rodney is from UMSL Daily, in 2015 Rodney Wilson was a graduate student at the […]

Pride In Education 2: Back To School – 3rd October 2020

The Pride in Education 2 online conference is coming very soon. This time focusing, as requested, on practical resources for educators in LGBT+ issues: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/pride-in-education-back… Book now to avoid disappointment. Saturday 3rd October, 9.45am -1.30pm Panelists and presenters based in the UK the USA, Spain, South Africa, Ireland and Norway. 9.30 Welcome Professor Sue Sanders , […]

Pride Power List 2020

Sue Sanders features at Number 75 in the Top 100 While lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and intersex people are more visible than they were 25 years ago – whether that’s within the realm of business, politics, the arts, the media, sport or anywhere else – in some circles, their voices remain marginalised, and their life experiences […]