John Oliver releases children’s book about Mike Pence’s gay rabbit


from The Independent Mike Pence has a book coming out this week. Not a book written by Pence, or about Pence himself, but about the Vice President’s pet rabbit Marlon Bundo. “An objectively good name for a bunny,” John Oliver said on Last Week Tonight after a blistering segment on Pense, covering the politician’s controversial views on multiple subjects, including women in the military, the …

Trans: A British History – help crowdfund Christine Burns’ new book


The Synopsis ‘A comprehensive account of the milestone events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades…’ That is what’s called an ‘elevator pitch’. It describes in a nutshell what this unique book is about. But is that enough to tell you why this is a book you not only want to support, but give to all your friends? …

Speak its Name! Quotations by and about gay men and women


A new collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Description This collection of quotations by and about gay people is a celebration of the advances in LGBT rights in the UK …

Review: ‘Read Me Like A Book’ – Liz Kessler


  Coming of age novels are very important; they are maps for young people to pick and choose their routes. The trouble is too many of them are one dimensional and heteronormative. ‘Read me like a book’, by Liz Kessler is 3 dimensional and offers routes to different destinies. It is a charming story well told and the plot drives …

Prejudice and Pride Launched in History Month


Prejudice and Pride, a book of personal LGBT histories, was launched in Manchester at The people’s Museum on February 28th at an event held by LGBT Youth North West. The group’s director Amelia Lee said: “An LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960′s to the 2000′s has had a huge impact on our social and political landscape in …

Armistead Maupin in conversation with Polari Magazine

Armistead Maupin in conversation with Polari Magazine – The Days of Anna Madrigal, the ninth Tales of the City novel, brings a remarkable series to a close. Christopher Bryant talks to Armistead Maupin about his fans, his Republican beginnings and his plans for life after Tales.

‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson

‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson – How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first ‘lesbian’? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily ‘gay’? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these. The book explores the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognize love in history?

Review: ‘LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector’ By JOHN Vincent Ashgate, 2014 (isbn 97814094386656)

Review: ‘LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector’ By JOHN Vincent Ashgate, 2014 (isbn 97814094386656). At Schools OUT we have consistently worked since 1974 to change the law and culture on LGBT people and issues. We have been acutely aware that they are two distinct and linked areas that are crucial in enabling the safety and visibility of the diversity of LGBT people in a country. John Vincent’s book is a useful and pretty comprehensive look at what happed in the UK in both areas since 1950.

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession – Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.