Gove Tells Stonewall He Wants to Make Schools Safe

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, is aware of homophobia and wants to do something about it, according to a response he gave at an education conference. He told the Stonewall Education Conference, which is held every year to support lesbians, gays and bisexuals in education, that: “It is outrageous and medieval to think […]

The AG Says Goodbye to Sue after 13 Years

LGBT History Month co chair Sue Sanders was awarded a commendation on her last meeting of the London LGBT Advisory Group. Sue helped to found the group in 1999 and has worked on it and supported it with her renowned vigour and commitment for 13 years. During a warm farewell speech thanking her for her […]

Netherlands to Introduce Statutory Diversity Training

The Dutch government has prepared a scheme for compulsory education about LGB and transsexuality at each school; a victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Following a proposal by Van Bijsterveldt, Ministerof Education, Culture and Science (pictured) the Cabinet agreed to the attainment targets for primary and secondary schools to adjust in the […]

Educate and celebrate – with Elly Barnes

There are still places available on Elly Barnes’ dynamic and resourceful ‘Educate and Celebrate’ one-day course for teachers. held at the ground-breaking Stoke Newington School’s Diversity and Training Centre, the course helps teachers to combat homophobia and transphobia while meeting the demands of the equality act public Sector Duty and OFSTED. Elly has eradicated homophobia in her […]

East London Pride a Success

East London Pride was a great success, with over 500 participants. Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman opened the Pride show with a resounding speech in favour of equality and diversity among the local community. Peter Tatchell attended in a supportive capacity and Festival Director Jack Gilbert said: “All in all, everyone had a great time”. […]