LGBT Youth NW Films Play

A 3 Minute Theatre play ‘This Is How We Got Here’ has been filmed, showing the history of LGBT Youth North West, a youth group supporting Manchester and the wider community since 1974. Alongside the play there are talking heads interviews with LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders, who discusses the political processes that led […]

Shifting Sanders

To celebrate the launch of a new bi-monthly programme, Out-takes: The Tracks of My Life, Reel Rebels Radio interviews Chair of Schools OUT UK Sue Sanders. The show, presented by Morley College’s Laila El-Metoui, follows the same format as Desert Island Discs but focuses on pillars of the community. Reel Rebels Radio is a London-based […]

Special Offer Ends September 7

Sue Sanders and Arthur Sullivan, Chair and Operations Director respectively of LGBT History Month, have contributed Race Equality Teaching volume 32. This issue will be about the whole equalities agenda in education, not about race equality alone. We are offering readers who are not subscribers a limited-time opportunity to buy these two issues at a greatly […]

‘We need an ‘It Gets Better’ for today’ says panel debate on LGBTI issues

‘We need an ‘It Gets Better’ for today’ says panel debate on LGBTI issues – A summit in London called for more support to make young LGBTI people’s lives better today, and not have to wait years for them to improve. Speakers included LGBT HM Co-chair Sue Sanders.

Review: 'LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector' By JOHN Vincent Ashgate, 2014 (isbn 97814094386656)

Review: ‘LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector’ By JOHN Vincent Ashgate, 2014 (isbn 97814094386656). At Schools OUT we have consistently worked since 1974 to change the law and culture on LGBT people and issues. We have been acutely aware that they are two distinct and linked areas that are crucial in enabling the safety and visibility of the diversity of LGBT people in a country. John Vincent’s book is a useful and pretty comprehensive look at what happed in the UK in both areas since 1950.

Schools OUT UK Pink Promotion – Press Release

Schools OUT UK Pink Promotion – Press Release: 10 Years since Section 28: Promote Pink Against Prejudice. Schools Out is running a ‘Pink Promotion’ to commemorate the 10 year anniversary since the repeal of Section 28 by urging everyone, particularly those involved in education, to wear pink on the 18th November 2013.Schools Out has chosen the colour pink for the 10 year anniversary as pink is associated with diversity and the LGBT community since it was reclaimed from its use to identify homosexual men under Nazi Germany. Pink therefore also embodies opposition to Section 28.

Educate & Celebrate, and Schools OUT/LGBT History Month feature in IoS Pink List 2013

IoS Pink List 2013 – Elly Barnes, Tony Fenwick and Sue Sanders all feature.
According to the Independent on Sunday today: “When the first Pink List was published in 2000, it was essentially a list of 50 influential people who were brave enough to be “out”. This year we received more than 1,300 nominations and had to reduce thousands of potential contenders to just 101. The judges decided that a Pink List contender can no longer simply be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and famous. They need to make a difference.”

Vote for the PinkNews Community Group of the Year

Vote for the PinkNews Community Group of the Year!
Seven equally deserving LGBT community groups, including Schools OUT UK/LGBT History Month are up for this award.
The presentation evening is on Wednesday 23rd October, which doesn’t give you long, so get clicking!

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 […]