The Pride Run 2017, organised by London Frontrunners with support from P3 was a tremendous success, with over 1,000 runners – more than ever before. Schools OUT UK were the main beneficiaries and CEO Tony Fenwick said: “We were blown away by the spirit and generosity of the organisers and participants. The final figures are […]
In response to a call from the Pride House International coalition, Manchester’s LGBT community is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Pride House on the world famous Canal Street during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. A Pride House in Sochi was banned by Russian judge, Svetlana Mordovina, who described the idea as […]
Premier League Clubs Refuse To Wear Anti-Homophobia Rainbow Laces – Several Premier League clubs will not wear rainbow laces in support of the charity Stonewall, amid concerns a betting firm is capitalising on the issue of homophobia in football. The news comes only a couple of days after Schools OUT UK and several other groups who have been campaigning against homophobia in sport for several years voiced their concerns over the wording of a slogan.
LGBT History Month’s mother ship Schools OUT UK has come out against the campaign slogan ‘Right behind Gay Footballers’. They have joined with a number of groups who having already been campaigning for several years to counter the homophobic ethos of British football, are unhappy at Stonewall’s choice of language.
Pride House International have announced their Same-Sex Hand-Holding Initiative, a campaign that is part of the group’s response to the International Olympic Committee’s choice of Russia as host nation for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In June 2013, the State Duma (Russian federal legislature) passed a law prohibiting “the promotion of non-traditional sexual […]
Pride Sports, the UK’s leading group for LGBT particpation in sport, has joined other LGBT sports campaigners internationally to call for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to set up a Pride House in Sochi in 2014. Despite the Russian ban on the promotion – or even mention of homosexuality and the subsequent violence and intimidation […]
If you receive the monthly HM Bulletin, you will have seen the beautiful new badges now on sale leading up to HM 2014 (if you don’t get our bulletin – why not? It’s free!) and the tie-in competition with your chance to win £100 (further details in the article). We have another fundraising opportunity, working in association with Child Reach International. So if climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya is on your to do list, read on….
‘An audience with Martina Navratilova’ hosted by Claire Balding on 23rd June at St. James Theatre as a start to Pride in London week. All proceeds from the event go to support the parade and LGBT organisations.
Sue Sanders Co-chair of SchoolsOUTuk and LGBT History month asks Claire and Martina for their thoughts on how we support teachers to educate young people about LGBT people. This was their response….