First ever LGBTIQ refugee conference calls for end to ‘vile’ proof of sexuality policy

Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders spoke on Wednesday June the 21st  at the first ever LGBTIQ asylum seeker and refugee conference today, marking 50 years since the landmark Sexual Offences Act 1967 made the first steps towards decriminalising homosexuality in the UK. The conference featured LGBTIQ refugee speakers telling their stories, exploring changes in attitudes in […]

SEXing the Past '17: The 4th What is & How to do LGBT History Conference

Proudly Announcing Festival Headliner: The OUTing the Past LGBT History Festival Conference:  SEXing the Past ’17: [aka The 4th What is & How to do LGBT History Conference] @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool L1 3BX Friday (evening) 3rd to Saturday to Sunday 5th March 2017    We are proud to be part of OUTing the Past: […]

Scotland Holds Second TUC LGBT Conference

Trade union members from across Scotland are gathering in Glasgow this weekend to debate issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace. The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is holding an LGBT workers’ conference for a second year. Homophobia in the workplace is still a significant problem and many employees are […]

Get ready for the UK's First History Postgraduates' LGBT Conference

A long sought Conference with workshops for History postgraduates who want to look into LGBT people’s histories is to take place at the University of London on November the 7th. LGBT co-chair Sue Sanders will be one of the speakers. Historical work on LGBT or queer “issues” is now more accepted in the academy than […]

Transphobic Attack on Delegates at Dublin Conference

On Saturday September 8th three delegates of the fourth European Transgender Council where verbally harassed and physically attacked in the streets of Dublin when they were on their way to the conference party. One of the victims was Lauri Sivonen, Advisor to the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. The attack shows […]

TUC Slams Boris and Westminster

In a statement on the eve of its LGBT Conference, the Trades Union Congress has lain the blame for the drastic eleventh hour reductions in the London World Pride Parade, rally and Soho celebrations firmly at the door of Westminster Council and the Mayor of London. In a statement calling for representatives of the LGBT […]

Pink News Report on Schools OUT Conference

The Schools OUT 2012 Conference – which featured how to raise trans issues, disability issues, an OFSTED speaker, the leader of the National Union of Teachers, workshops on our latest method The Classroom, the European Rainbow film project and youth workshops, has been reviewed extensively by Adrian Tippets in Pink News. Read it here (part […]