A new short film by trans advocate and film director Jake Graf demonstrates movingly the everyday dilemmas trans people have to face that cisgender people may not have recognised. See the film here. Jake is a writer, actor and director based in London, whose first four award winning filis a patron of ms, ‘XWHY’, ‘Brace’, ‘Chance’ and ‘Dawn’ have all […]
The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth NW) have produced a new youth work and education resource pack: “In the UK we dedicate October to exploring and learning about the rich history of Black peoples and communities; a section of history that is often overlooked, mis-represented and poorly documented, much like February where we dedicate the month […]
Teachers and youth workers will have the chance to benefit from a range of resources and ideas absolutely free at the LGBT History Month Launch on November the 18th at the Museum of St John, Clerkenwell. As well as the evening event, there are two afternoon workshops which will benefit people who work with children […]
A new resource for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESOL) who want to raise LGBT awareness has been launched by Morley College and is available free. Prepared by Morely College, the London music college that hosted the LGBT History Month Music Showcase in February 2014, the Educate Out Prejudice lessons and resources are the […]
‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson – How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first ‘lesbian’? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily ‘gay’? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these. The book explores the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognize love in history?
Schools OUT is putting together a summary of good practice from schools that celebrated LGBT History Month. If something happened in your school, however small, please can you let them have a few sentences describing what happened and why it was successful, what the highlights were etc. If you have a good photo that would […]