IoS Pink List Honours Sportspeople

All of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic participants were honoured in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List, with Olympic gold medal-winning boxer, Nicola Adams coming first and Paralympic presenter Clare Balding second. Professional campaigner and activist Peter Tatchell deservedly came in at number 3 LGBT History Month patrons Gareth Thomas came in at 19, Christine Burns at 42, Angela Eagle […]

Patrons Make their Mark in the New Year

Three LGBT History Month patrons have hit the media in the new year. First, John Amaechi appeared on BBC’s Newsround following the Stephen Lawrence verdict on Tuesday. He challenged teachers, parents and peers to look at the person and not the skin colour when they see the black person come through the school gates. Next, […]

From over the Pond

UK psychologist and professor Ian Rivers discusses his recent trip to America’s Heartland and how, as an anti-​gay bullying researcher, he was received. Rivers, author of Homophobic Bullying and a patron of LGBT History Month, says that although he was always treated with respect personally, the idea that “all children and adults should be safe in school” was a sensitive […]