Jenni Murray 'Trans Women Shouldn't Call Themselves Real Women'

Last Sunday Jenni Murray, presenter of Women’s Hour on BBC Radio Four had an article published in the Sunday Times magazine which stated her view that Trans Women cannot be ‘real women’.  She based her statement on the belief that if trans women grow up in a male role, with male privilege and without other […]

Time to celebrate LGBT history – Tony Fenwick speaks to Socialist Review

Time to celebrate LGBT history: Tony Fenwick speaks to Socialist Review – LGBT HM’s parent organisation, Schools OUT was founded 40 years ago to campaign on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues in education. Sue Caldwell spoke to Tony Fenwick, a co-founder, about the fight against homophobia and transphobia.

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.”

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 […]

IoS Pink List Honours Sportspeople

All of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic participants were honoured in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List, with Olympic gold medal-winning boxer, Nicola Adams coming first and Paralympic presenter Clare Balding second. Professional campaigner and activist Peter Tatchell deservedly came in at number 3 LGBT History Month patrons Gareth Thomas came in at 19, Christine Burns at 42, Angela Eagle […]

Linda Bellos to Speak at Bletchley Park

Black lesbian feminist and equal rights activist Linda Bellos will speak at Bletchley Park next month as part of a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people.   The veteran campaigner, whose socialist and inclusionist ideology led her to be branded one of the ‘loony left’ by the Sun in the eighties, will […]

Welcome to IDAHO

Today is International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) and the theme is “Combatting homophobia and transphobia in education and through education”. With that in mind Schools OUT is doing loads of stuff to celebrate. Today co – chair Sue Sanders is running a pilot enrichment course with PGCE students at Manchester Metropolitan University to enable students to […]

What the Bible Really Says

A new YouTube video deals with the Bible and what it really says about us. Matthew Vines, a fully fledged gay Christian man, speaks on the theological debate regarding the Bible and the role of gay Christians in the church. Delivered at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas on March 8, 2012. To watch it go […]