US oral history project reveals pre-Stonewall rights group

LGBT history in the USA didn’t just happen in New York and San francisco. We’ve come across an article in the Kansas magazine “camp”, telling the story of ‘Paul’ who back in 1968, started a successful LGBT group at Kansas State University, a whole year before the Stonewall riots in New York established that city’s first safe space for its LGBT community!

What Does 'Transgender' Really Mean?

For many unfamiliar with the “trans” community, the announcement by Bradley Manning that he’ll now be “Chelsea Manning” raises a host of questions. Even mental health professionals who specialize in gender identity say there is much about it that is unclear, so classifying it for treatment is challenging for the transgender individual and doctors.

Kerry Ditches DOMA and Welcomes Same Sex Couples to the US

Secretary of State John Kerry committed his administration to the ditching of the Defence of marriage Act in the USA and added that the laws on visas for the US would be changed to consider same sex married couples on the same grounds as opposite-sex married couples. Senator Kerry made the announcement in the US […]

40th Anniversary of the New Orleans Massacre

The 24th of June marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most appalling events in the USA’s history; the massacre of 29 gay men in a New Orleans bar. While the Stonewall riots are celebrated every year, the arson attack on gay Christian group in The Upstairs Lounge that left a total of 32 […]

An Audience With Martina Navratilova – St James Theatre London, 23.6.13

‘An audience with Martina Navratilova’ hosted by Claire Balding on 23rd June at St. James Theatre as a start to Pride in London week. All proceeds from the event go to support the parade and LGBT organisations.
Sue Sanders Co-chair of SchoolsOUTuk and LGBT History month asks Claire and Martina for their thoughts on how we support teachers to educate young people about LGBT people. This was their response….

US Immigration Policy Rejects Equality for Same Sex Couples

US LGBT rights activists were dismayed and angered by new immigration legislation which liberalises and rationalises US immigration policy was passed by 13 votes to 5 in the House of Representatives on Tuesday May the 21st. Why? Because it side stepped the issue of equal rights for same sex couples. The legislation will provide a […]

Obama's Inaugural Speech Makes History

In his inaugural speech, President Obama made reference to the Stonewall riots and said “our journey is not complete” until equal rights for gay people is reached. The pro-gay pastor of the Episcopal parish closest to the White House gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Furthermore, Barack Obama chose Richard Blanco, an openly gay […]