Sue Sanders Describes a Lifetime of Campaigning at the RSA

Schools OUT UK Chair and co-founder of LGBT History Month Sue Sanders had a crowd at the RSA rapt last night (25th of September) as she recalled a lifetime of activism. Speaking as a guest of the RSA LGBT network, Sue spoke of how she bought The News of the World at the tender age […]

First ever LGBTIQ refugee conference calls for end to ‘vile’ proof of sexuality policy

Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders spoke on Wednesday June the 21st  at the first ever LGBTIQ asylum seeker and refugee conference today, marking 50 years since the landmark Sexual Offences Act 1967 made the first steps towards decriminalising homosexuality in the UK. The conference featured LGBTIQ refugee speakers telling their stories, exploring changes in attitudes in […]

Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

Some members of the SOUK committee were invited to the British Museum for the opening of their new exhibition ‘Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories’. This show is part of a season looking at LGBTQ histories, which also includes a display of David Hockney’s etchings based on Cavafy’s poems. Schools OUT UK chair and CEO […]

School Head Recognises Gender Is a Choice

Schools OUT UK has welcomed a decision by a the head of a private girls’ school to let pupils choose their gender identity. St Pauls School in West London is to consider applications from pupils over 16 to be known as boys or gender neutral. Putting the child at the centre when it comes to gender […]

Parliament's Speaker’s Chamber Goes Rainbow to Launch LGBT History Month 2017

The LGBT History Month Launch is a November tradition in the Diversity Calendar and it’s always held in a prestigious venue, but with 2017 being the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act we took it up a notch and held it in the Speaker’s Chamber at the Houses of Parliament. As guests of […]

Speak its Name! Quotations by and about gay men and women

A new collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Description This collection of quotations by and about gay people is a celebration of the advances in […]

An introduction to National LGBT History Festival – Sue Sanders' introduction

In February of 2015 we held the first National Festival of LGBT History and the second What is LGBT History and How to Do It conference in Manchester. There were many highlights as we had over 80 presentations in the People’s National History Museum and the new Manchester Central Library. The academic conference had 100 […]

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. The couple met at an equalities conference […]

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now an Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. They met at an equalities conference in […]