Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia […]

Research Reveals Extent of Homo/bi/transphobia in South Africa

A Survey conducted in South Africa reveals that – although attitudes are improving – there is still prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people in South Africa. Only 51% of those surveyed thought that LGBT people should have the same human rights as heterosexual/cisgender people and 23% were still strongly opposed to same-sex marriage. The most […]

ABA: Disabled young people that identify as LGBT+ bullied and silenced in our schools

“People think you can be disabled or LGBT but not both” The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). Research shows that HBT […]

TranzWiki – a comprehensive Trans directory for the UK

TranzWiki.net (http://www.tranzwiki.net/) is a comprehensive directory of the groups supporting, assisting, and campaigning  on behalf of transgender people and their families across the UK. It has been developed by GIRES (http://www.gires.org.uk/) to support the trans community and welcomes contributions to keep it up-to-date. People have many reasons for contacting support groups. Some of them may […]

New National Hate Crime Partership

A major new initiative to tackle hate crime has been announced by the LGBT Consortium today. It brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales.  Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the partnership will aim to increase the reporting of LGBT hate crimes […]

Call The (Gender) Police!

Call The (Gender) Police! – Brynn Tannehill, Director of Advocacy with SPART*A writes for Huffington Post: ‘Even people who should know better police gender and define what is masculine and feminine enough. There are still therapists out there who won’t give recommendation letters for HRT to transgender women unless they show up to every appointment in a dress and heels’.

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum, ‘What makes your gender?'

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum,‘What makes your gender?’ – Throughout LGBT History Month this February and continuing into April 2014, the Science Museum will showcase a new display that asks its audience: What makes up your gender? The display, which can be seen in the Who am I? Gallery, aims to demonstrate a shift away from seeing gender simply as a boy/girl binary towards viewing gender as something much more dynamic.

Hold the Date!

Keep May the 10th free and get yourselves down to the Schools OUT Conference 2014: celebrating 40 years of working for LGBT people in education! This day will celebrate EVERYONE who has campaigned to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, in all their diversity, visible AND SAFE in education. With guest speakers, workshops and […]