About LGBT History Month
LGBT HM is celebrated in February in the UK but our work to educate out prejudice continues throughout the year. Our interactive calendar is also all-year-round so check it out or add an LGBT related event of your own.
This year our theme was Religion, Belief and Philosophy. LGBT History Month 2016 is over now but we hope we have enabled the faiths to foster good relations with their LGBT congregants and with the wider LGBT community. In 2017 we will look at Citizenship, PSHE and Law as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
Our academic festival in Manchester and popular festivals in Newcastle, York, Manchester, Shrewsbury, Bristol and London were immensely successful and we hope they will put LGBT Hsitory on the map and in the history books.
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Posthumous Pardon Will Be GrantedOctober 25, 2016Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member’s Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has.
Pete Burns 5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016October 25, 2016Report from The Guardian here
Miami to Show 5 Films to Celebrate Love iand FreedomOctober 24, 2016fiveFilms4freedom 2016 – the world’s first global, digital LGBT film festival is touring the US and you can watch the 2016 films.
Our Sister Sites
Schools OUT UK is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that began life as The Gay Teachers Association in 1974. Our overarching goal is to make our schools and educational institutions safe spaces for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities as teachers, lecturers and trainers; as pupils and students; as parents; as teaching and learning support staff; as site-officers, catering and cleaning staff; and as headteachers, managers and governors. There is no other organisation that supports such a wide community in attaining such a wide, yet simple overarching goal. See our website for more news and resources for educators www.schools-out.org.uk
The Classroom The Classroom is an accessible space for teachers to find a range of resources to make Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans people visible in education. We believe that to eradicate homophobia and transphobia, the lives and contributions of LGBT people need to be visible throughout education. This can be done by delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. See our website for more information and lesson plans at www.the-classroom.org.uk
OUTburst: Schools OUT UK’s Official Guide to LGBT History Month is our outreach magazine. This exciting new publication enables us to share our work every February through the print magazine and throughout the year on the website. 35,000 copies are distributed to every secondary school in England, plus colleges and universities, private and public organisations, community venues, prides, festivals, diversity networks and trade unions. As well as news, interviews, opinions and lifestyle features, the magazine includes a Diversity Dashboard, advertising job opportunities and raising the profile of LGBT-friendly employers. Through advertising revenues, the magazine is able to support the ongoing work of Schools OUT UK. To read the magazine or explore commercial opportunities, please visit www.outburstmagazine.co.uk.
The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) is a a regional organisation that seeks to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the North West of England. www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk
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