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Obituary – Angela Clayton MBE

We’ve received the very sad news of the recent death of Angela Clayton MBE. Angela, who as a member of Prospect, was involved for many years with the TUC LGBT conference (as a delegate) and as a member of the TUC LGBT Committee. She was a powerful advocate for the rights of trans people, and was also a leading activist in the organisation Press for Change. Angela’s life will be remembered at the LGBT Conference this year

Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill

Peter Tatchell Foundation: Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill – Repeal the current criminalisation of homosexuality – Respect human rights & the Ugandan constitution. Join the protest urging the Ugandan president to not sign the new homophobic legislation, Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12 noon to 2 pm, Uganda High Commission 58-59 Trafalgar Square (south side) London WC2N 5DX. Nearest tube station: Charing Cross.

Schools OUT UK Pink Promotion – Press Release

Schools OUT UK Pink Promotion – Press Release: 10 Years since Section 28: Promote Pink Against Prejudice. Schools Out is running a ‘Pink Promotion’ to commemorate the 10 year anniversary since the repeal of Section 28 by urging everyone, particularly those involved in education, to wear pink on the 18th November 2013.Schools Out has chosen the colour pink for the 10 year anniversary as pink is associated with diversity and the LGBT community since it was reclaimed from its use to identify homosexual men under Nazi Germany. Pink therefore also embodies opposition to Section 28.

Rainbow Jews Filming Project – Portsmouth

Rainbow Jews Filming Project – Portsmouth. They need to set up one more student’s focus group – by Mid October! Group Interview FILMING Fri 27 September at Portsmouth Uni Studios, 12noon

LGBT rights, Latvian vodka and Putin’s Russia

Stephen Fry’s call for a boycott of everything Russian was widely reported, Cher won’t sing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. The prime minister raised the issue when meeting president Putin at the G20 two weeks ago. But it’s important that such solidarity is properly informed and doesn’t lead to unintended consequences – like the campaign started in the USA for boycotting vodka actually made in Latvia, not Russia.

Hey kid, wanna be in movies?

Hey kid, wanna be in movies? LGBT History Month has been contacted by a film company who are in the process of making a film about the links between the 1984-85 miners’ strike and the LGBT community, and are looking for extras. There are several big name UK actors linked with the project. So if you’ve always yearned to get yer eek on the silver screen, here is your chance.

US oral history project reveals pre-Stonewall rights group

LGBT history in the USA didn’t just happen in New York and San francisco. We’ve come across an article in the Kansas magazine “camp”, telling the story of ‘Paul’ who back in 1968, started a successful LGBT group at Kansas State University, a whole year before the Stonewall riots in New York established that city’s first safe space for its LGBT community!