About LGBT History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK and LGBT History Month in the USA.To see our list of important black LGBT+ people go here. To mark each day of October there will be an LGBT face for the day. To open the face click here

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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:

Oct
17
Wed
8:00 pm SwanSong @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
SwanSong @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
SwanSong @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring the leg-endary Lavinia Co-op, David Meyer and Nathanael Campbell. This bittersweet comedy with an opulent operatic soundtrack is staged site-specifically at the RVT as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival then travels ...
Oct
25
Thu
all-day Girl Boy Child – a poignant quee... @ Plas Newydd
Girl Boy Child – a poignant quee... @ Plas Newydd
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
Girl Boy Child - a poignant queer tale for our times @ Plas Newydd | Wales | United Kingdom
A mesmerizing performance from David McAlmont blending history, song and image about the lives of three people, closely linked to National Trust properties, who challenged the conventions of sexuality and gender of their day.
Oct
27
Sat
10:00 am Albert Kennedy Create Your Futur... @ Salesforce
Albert Kennedy Create Your Futur... @ Salesforce
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Albert Kennedy Create Your Future Youth Conference @ Salesforce | England | United Kingdom
The Albert Kennedy Trust invites people aged 16-25 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or gender diverse, queer or part of the amazing rainbow community to a one-day national conference. Bringing together young people from across the United Kingdom, you are invited to a series of amazing panels and workshops looking at how we create the futures we want ...
7:30 pm SwanSong @ THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE
SwanSong @ THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
SwanSong @ THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE | England | United Kingdom
A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring leg-endary Lavinia Co-op and produced by 89th Productions as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival. A veteran of Gay Lib, Joan dons battle dress, seeking an ally in the young, gay but ...
Nov
14
Wed
all-day Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre | England | United Kingdom
Nathan Evans takes a comic and poetic look at a pair of botched departures from forty-year unions: the UK’s exit from Europe, bien sûr, and Nathan’s British-born, Brittany-residing, Brexit-supporting father’s departure from the state of matrimony. A brand new solo show marrying the personal and political, spoken word and storytelling, music and film. ‘witty, engaging and inquisitive’ Exeunt In 2002, ...
all-day Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day
Foreign Affairs @ Etcetera Theatre | England | United Kingdom
Britain is bowing out of Europe. Nathan’s British-born, Brittany-residing, Brexit-supporting Dad has closed the curtain on his marriage. Well, sort of. A pair of botched departures from forty-year unions. A metaphor waiting to happen. Part of Voila! Festival 2018. ‘witty, engaging and inquisitive’ Exeunt on Flights of Fancy, Soho Theatre 2017 In 2002, Nathan’s Dad sold his semi in Medway, ...

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We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your information only.

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Schools Out UK

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 materials for educators www.schools-out.org.uk

Presentedby_theclassroomThe Classroom

The Classroom The Classroom is an accessible space for teachers to find a range of materials 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_WebOUTburst

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.

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Harvey Milk FoundationMilk Foundation

As a not- for-profit global organization, our program goals – to empower local, regional, national and global organizations so that they may fully realize the power of Harvey Milk’s story, style, and collaborative relationship building – are as large and bold as Harvey taught us!  The Foundation, through Harvey’s dream for a just tomorrow, envisions governments that celebrate the rich and universally empowering diversity of humanity, where all individuals – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, the young, the disabled – all who had been excluded can fully participate in all societal rights without exception.

LGBT-Archive-logoThe LGBT Archive

The LGBT Archive is an LGBT online encyclopedia – a wiki web site. Its aim is to record the knowledge and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the UK. It’s a virtual time-capsule. www.lgbtarchive.uk

LGBT Ed (LGBTed.uk is a website to tell help LGBT teachers be the role models they needed when they were younger. Nobody should feel they need to hide who they are at school, but we recognise that this is harder in some schools than others.

Simply by being adults who are comfortable being openly gay, bisexual, lesbian or trans* then we show being LGBT for what it really is – natural and usual.  This website will contain:

  • Case studies and stories of teachers and other school-based (or college-based) professionals who are out at school, hopefully with supportive statements from senior leadership teams, pupils and parents.
  • Information from teaching unions, the Department for Education and from C of E and Catholic Schools on their ‘official line’ on being openly LGBT in school. This will initially be focused on England but we hope to extend this to other countries in time.
  • Links to support sites, including EllyBarnes.com, Stonewall, Schools Out and others, where education professionals can get further information and guidance on how to make their schools more LGBT friendly.

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