DfE and Capita Clash over Gender on School Census

The Department for Education and Capita, who run the schools’ managements information systems (SIMS) seem to have clashed over how to record the gender of transitioning or non-binary pupils on their census returns, which have to be completed by October the 6th. For the Government Department advises that the gender recorded for pupils should be […]

Teachers' Union Launches Safer Schools Network

The Association of Teachers and lecturers (ATL’s) Safer Schools network brings together the expertise of leading organisations, practitioners and academics to signpost education professionals, young people and parents to resources, debate and support. Whether you want to know more about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), tackling Islamophobia or the prevalence of sexting in schools, the Safer […]

New Guide for BAME Trans people Out Now

For too long we have supposed BAME and trans to be two separate  ‘characteristics’. A new project seeks to change all that with a new 28-page guide to support and educate about BAME Trans people. The guide is packed with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population […]

Trans health Factsheets launched

A series of trans health factsheets is being prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids and TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England. The initial list of topics covered in the factsheets includes: Introduction Accessing Adult Gender Services in England Ageing – Rising to the challenge Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco […]

TranzWiki Hits Go over the 2 Million Mark

The Trans Directory TranzWiki.net now has over 2,000,000 hits. The comprehensive directory provides the names and details of national and local gender identity support groups; local police authorities and the levels of support each of them offers to the trans community; and relevant information for individuals and groups about trans people, education, the law, medical […]

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 […]

Schools OUT Conference: Educating OUT Prejudice through the LGBT Lens

Schools OUT Annual Conference 2012  Saturday 4th February 9.30 am – 6.00pm RADA Studios (Formerly The Drill Hall) 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX To register call the box office: 020 7307 5060 Fees Until Jan 26 2012 Student or Unemployed £10, Retired £15 Individual £40 Organisation £50 After Jan 26, 2012 Student or unemployed […]