Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay

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Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay From BBC News available here Secondary school teacher Daniel Gray has always kept his sexuality to himself at work. But to mark LGBT History Month, the 32-year-old from Brighton made the nerve-wracking decision to come out to more than 1,000 students. He tells his story to the BBC’s Jennifer …

Hackney launches borough wide LGBTQI+ festival and history drive

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Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just one of a host of …

Sue’s Schools OUT UK LGBT History Month Appeal

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I am helping to make LGBT History Month 2017 happen this February to make LGBT people in all their diversity visible and safe. Over 1,000 events happening all around the country. The overall aim of LGBT History Month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, …

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to put gay history in the school curriculum

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from Pink News –  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to put LGBT history on the school curriculum and protect gay bars from property developers, as he launches his LGBT manifesto. Mr Corbyn is re-running for the party leadership amid a challenge from MP Owen Smith, and is expected to win a large majority. The leader today launched his LGBT+ …

Stuart Milk on Continuing his Uncle’s Legacy and the Importance of Teaching LGBT History

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Stuart Milk is a global LGBT human rights activist and political speaker. He’s also the nephew of the late US civil rights campaigner Harvey Milk. Stuart’s Uncle Harvey was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, and was responsible for passing a gay rights ruling for the city of San Francisco in 1978. In that …

Through the Eyes of Others: See How the Other Fifth Lives!

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Compiled by Robert J Brown and others, Looking  Through the Eyes of Others is a series of books raising issues of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community while at the same time raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities, support groups and organisations. Through the Eyes of Others shares with a wider audience the ideas, perceptions, …

Schools OUT Will Be 40 Next Year!

Schools OUT UK will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on 10th May 2014 in Manchester. Co-chair Sue Sanders writes: We really want to link up with the people who have worked with us over the years We put out one list last week here is an up date Brian Honeyball, Nettie Pollard, Howard Levenson, Margaret Bollan, Pat Herd, Leonard and …

MP Endorses LGBT History Month

The Government has endorsed LGBT History Month 2013 and our decision to focus on STEM. The Minister for Women and Equalities, Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson, said: “It’s important that workplaces strive to promote a working environment that motivates, supports and draws on the talents of all its employees – and LGBT History Month is an important opportunity to recognise …

Southwark Offers grants for LGBT History Month

For the second year running, the London borough of Southwark is offering small grants to organisers of events for LGBT History Month 2012. Events must take place within the borough and must be in LGBT History month. Grants can be given up to a maximum of £500 and there is no minimum figure. For more click here

Government Launches Competition at LGBT History Month Pre-Launch

At the groundbreaking LGBT History Month Pre-Launch, held at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground in Kennington in collaboration with Pride Sports, Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities launched a competition to find a logo for sports clubs, fans and players across the country to mark their support for the campaign. The competition is targeted at young people but is open to anyone with creative flair. …