Comic Relief and UK Pride

Jay Stewart – Gendered Intelligence Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – Black Pride Sue Sanders – Schools OUT UK Glynn Fussell – Sink The Pink took part in a Zoom conference along with Louka, a representative of Comic Relief, to learn more about LGBT+ issues and to consider various questions about LGBT+ Pride in the UK, given […]

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 […]

History Month 2021 Is Go! PHSE – Body, Mind, Spirit

Dan Vo’s Museum At Home Podcast with Sue Sanders In 2017, the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we chose ‘PHSE, Citizenship and Law’ as our theme. For 2021, we are returning to PHSE, but to highlight some other aspect of its syllabus – namely physical and mental health.  The Five Faces For 2021 –  […]

The new NHS coronavirus contact tracing app could put LGBT+ rights in danger in the future, a democracy advocate has warned

Story originally featured on Pink News According to the NHS, the COVID-19 app, currently only available in the Isle of Wight, works by using Bluetooth on phones to “record the distance between other phones that also have the app installed”. It added: “If you become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, you can allow the app to inform […]

Larry Kramer Dies Aged 84

Statement from Peter Tatchell,Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, who knew Larry Kramer “Larry Kramer was an inspiring playwright, author and pioneering campaigner on LGBT+ and HIV issues. He helped galvanise the formation of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, which successfully challenged US government inaction and forced pharmaceutical companies to speed their efforts to […]

Voices & Visibility is Online!

To mark IDAHOBIT 2020 (International Day Against Homo, Bi, Intersex and Trans phobia) Schools OUT UK, founder of LGBT+ History Month, is proud to announce the release of an LGBT+ website produced by Voices and Visibility – Uncovering Hidden Histories. Voices and Visibility has brought online the wallchart originally released in 2016. It highlights important […]

Celebrate IDAHOBIT in 3 Easy Steps

Every May 17, our global community comes together to draw the attention of the world to the realities of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics. It is a day to call out human rights violations that we keep facing every day, but also a moment of global pride and […]

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, […]

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 […]