Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia […]

Imaan Says Respect LGBTQI Muslims

A group that supports LGBTQI Muslims has criticised Birmingham Mosque’s Chair Dr Mohammed Naseem and asserted their belief that, “The Qur’an upholds sexual diversity and does not condone persecution of any minorities.” Imaan, a British Muslim organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer or intersexed Muslims and their friends, partners, and families, has challenged Naseem’s […]

Birmingham Rainbow Health Campaign Launched

Birmingham LGBT has launched a new health awareness campaign targeting the LGBT community in the city. The Rainbow Health Campaign aims to raise awareness of the significant health inequalities faced by LGBT people and starts with messages about alcohol consumption, healthy eating, exercise and mental health. If you want to talk about any of  these […]

Kate Crutchley Dies

Kate Crutchley, actor, director and LGBT rights activist has dies aged 69. Born in Wolverhampton, Kate trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. She is perhaps best remembered by the LGBT community for her work with Gay Sweatshop Productions and for directing The Women’s festival at The Drill Hall. Read the Guardian obituary […]

Birmingham Homophobia Figures Revealed

  A survey on homophobia in Birmingham schools reveals shocking levels of homophobia and a demand by teachers for whole school training to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Prevalence of Homophobia Survey, carried out by Birmingham National Union of Teachers and published on the Schools OUT website, reveals that 93% of Birmingham’s teachers have witnessed a homophobic incident, 26% have […]

Teachers' Leader Accuses Government of 'Neutering' Equality and Human Rights Commission.

A Teachers’ Union leader in February accused the Government of “encouraging a culture of contempt where discrimination can flourish” by ‘neutering’ the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and dismissing Equality Impact Assessments. Chris Keates, General Secretary of the Teachers Union the NASUWT (pictured), made the statement after a survey held in situ at the annual LGBT Teachers Conference […]