The Jan Bridget Collection at Lancashire Archives is OUTing the Past in the North West

The co-founder of Lesbian Information Service (1987-1998) and Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale (1999-2011) is giving an introduction to the ‘Jan  Bridget Collection’ held at Lancashire Archives in Preston.   “All too often,” Jan said, “the history of LGBT people, in particular lesbians, is hidden.  It is fantastic that Lancashire Archives agreed to accept my […]

Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay

Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay From BBC News available here Secondary school teacher Daniel Gray has always kept his sexuality to himself at work. But to mark LGBT History Month, the 32-year-old from Brighton made the nerve-wracking decision to come out to more than 1,000 students. He tells his […]

Switchboard @ 40

Switchboard @ 40 – An LGBT History Month event celebrating 40 years of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. A panel of volunteers from four decades share memories of the UK’s leading resource supporting LGBT communities.

Hitzlsperger Praises Daley, Amaechi, Thomas and Rodgers: 'It's about Visibility'

updated 21st January 2014:
Hitzlsperger Praises Daley, Amaechi, Thomas and Rodgers: ‘It’s about Visibility’ – Gay ex-footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger confirmed the need for visible LGBT role models in his ‘coming out’ interview with the Guardian newspaper.

God's Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott

God’s Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott. A new non-fiction book which details the impact of HIV and AIDS from a black/gay perspective, and much much more besides. The forewords are written by Sir Nick Partridge, Peter Tatchell, and Lord Paul Boateng. It’s available from Foyles, Amazon and Gay’s The Word.

'Sherlock' star comes out publically

Andrew Scott, who plays arch-nemesis Moriarty on the hit BBC series, has come out as “a gay person” in a low-key interview with The Independent. Oddly enough, the recent spate of antigay attitudes in Russia spurred on the low-key coming out in the interview. Though the interview covers his career and how Sherlock has changed it, he’s heavily promoting an upcoming BBC drama called Legacy which required him to do a Russian accent. To prepare, he studied videos of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that stopped when Putin introduced antigay legislation. As Scott tells it, “being a gay person, I switched to Rudolf Nureyev videos instead.”

The Sapphormation Festival – Saturday 2nd November, Manchester (ESRC-funded women who love women event )

The Sapphormation Festival, Manchester – Lesbian, bisexual or a gay woman? Fed up of the gay scene or never found it met your needs? Ever wonder about the other 3million of us in the UK? Want to talk about the things that really matter to you, amongst like-minded people? Enjoy music, art, food, debate, socialising? Then look no further

Happy National Coming OUT Day!

Happy Coming OUT Day. Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2013, we mark the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. This year’s theme is “Coming Out Still Matters.”
LGBT HM offers our best wishes and support to everyone who is coming out, thinking of coming out, or knows someone who is. Be OUT, be Proud.