Schools OUT UK Comments on Paddy Power & Stonewall Football 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.

The Return of Section 28? Tony Fenwick writes in 'The Independent'

“The return of Section 28? This can’t be brushed aside as an ‘oversight’
If schools are basing policies on outdated laws, it is very much a problem.” Read Tony Fenwick’s article from today’s Independent, where he responds to this weekend’s revelation that as many as 45 schools may be implementing SRE policies lifted almost wholly from pre-2003, Section 28-era documentation.

Is Section 28 Back?

Heavy clouds were gathering over the LGBT community today (August 17th) as it emerged that three incipient academies in the UK have stipulated that their ‘governors will not support the promotion of homosexuality’ in their Sex and Relationships education Policy. According to a report in GayStar News, Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland, Colston Girl’s […]

Polari Interviews Tony Fenwick

In the run up to Pride 2013, Polari editor Christopher Bryant managed to catch up with Tony Fenwick, co-chair of LGBT History Month and Schools OUT. He interviewed Tony about what he though the Month has achieved and where the future lies. Asserting the need for teacher training in diversity, Tony said: “We should be using […]

Arsenal to Host Anti-Homophobia/Transphobia Event

Arsenal FC is to show homophobia/transphobia is not welcome by hosting the London schools’ LGBT sports tournament and showcase. The club have pledged their support for LGBT History month by putting rainbow lights around the pitch with a statement; ‘Arsenal for everyone supporting LGBT History Month.’  They have also advertised the Football V homophobia campaign […]

Bletchley Park Goes Rainbow

Sir John Dermot Turing spoke movingly of his uncle’s arrest – on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation – and subsequent appalling treatment at the hands of the legal system in the 1950s in a speech that rounded off a fantastic array of events and speeches at the Pre-Launch of LGBT History Month 2013 […]

Rugby Football League win Sports Award of the Year

Rugby League’s work in embracing inclusivity and tackling homophobia has been recognised by the RFL receiving the Stonewall Sports Award of the Year. The award, which celebrates the impact and contribution of sporting organisations and athletes in breaking down the barriers of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) inclusivity in the sporting environment, was presented at […]

MEN Runs Article on Prevalence of Homophobia in Greater Manchester

The legendary Manchester Evening News, aka MEN, formerly owned by The Guardian and now the property of Trinity Mirror, reported yesterday (August 24th) on the Schools OUT/National Union of Teachers Prevalence of Homophobia Survey. The survey, which shows that over 90% of teachers surveyed in Greater Manchester have seen or heard a homophobic incident during termtime and […]

Petition Calls Iran to prevent executions as IDAHO celebrates huge response

A petition has been launched asking people to demand that the execution of four gay men in Iran be called off after an Iranian court sentenced them to death. The four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, face death by hanging for sodomy. The four men — identified as […]