Section 28 – 30th Anniversary 24.05.2018

… a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”… Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the UK’s Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May 1988 and repealed on 21 …

OUTing The Past may just have made a little bit of history itself

Full article available from The Canary LGBT History Month is drawing to a close, and with it so is a nationwide festival of the community’s history. So before it has its swansong in London, The Canary caught up with the OUTing the Past festival organiser Dr Jeff Evans and Prof Sue Sanders from Schools OUT UK to discuss its highs, more highs, the media, …

Backlash over ‘IRA kneecapped gays’ comment

from Belfast Telegraph Digital By Jonathan Bell February 19 2018 A claim the Provisional IRA “kneecapped people for being gay” has been met with an angry backlash, but the man behind the comment says he was “speaking the truth” to highlight how attitudes had changed over recent years.  Prominent gay rights activist and Irish politician David Norris made the claim at …

‘Miss Nightingale’ to premiere in the West End

The highly anticipated west end premiere of the hit new British musical Miss Nightingale  opens at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino for a strictly limited season from 21 March – 6 May 2018; presented by Mr Bugg Presents & The Hippodrome Casino. Trailer: https://youtu.be/wd4CWfplVmo ‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times Miss Nightingale, will …

NEW Interactive Map of LGBT+ Football Supporters Groups Worldwide

    NEW interactive resource from ‘Just A Ball Game?’ Just in time for LGBT History Month 2018, and in keeping with this year’s geographical theme of ‘mapping our world’, LGBT+ campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? have created an interactive map featuring a selection of International LGBT+ Fan Groups around the world to raise awareness and visibility around LGBT+ …

UK School censors student’s school artwork because it showed lesbian lovers

by Meka Beresford – Pink News A school has faced backlash after it put censors over the artwork of a GCSE student because it showed lesbian lovers kissing. Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, just outside of Middlesborough, placed seven censor stickers on the artwork which celebrated same-sex love. Officials at the school claimed that they covered the “sexually explicit” art …

Landmark court ruling orders 16 more countries to make same-sex marriage legal

by Josh Jackman Pink News: A landmark court ruling has ordered 16 new countries to make same-sex marriage legal. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights reached a decision today on a marriage equality petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis. 20 countries agreed to follow the court’s rulings when they signed the American Convention on …

LGBT History Month 2018 Has Launched!

On Wednesday 8th November over 150 leading figures from Liverpool’s LGBT community came together at the Museum of Liverpool for the national launch of LGBT History Month 2018.   David Robson  (LGBT History Month 2018 Launch Organiser) LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the …

Headspace Reveals What It Is Really Like to Be Trans

A new short film by trans advocate and film director Jake Graf demonstrates movingly the everyday dilemmas trans people have to face that cisgender people may not have recognised. See the film here. Jake is a writer, actor and director based in London, whose first four award winning filis a patron of ms, ‘XWHY’, ‘Brace’, ‘Chance’ and ‘Dawn’ have all been nominated for The Iris …

Transgender Day of Visibility 2017

True Colours – Trailblazing Transgender Visibility in the British Armed Forces Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) takes place annually, on 31st March, to celebrate the achievements of trans people across the globe, by making them visible, and heard. I first became visible in 1998, when I finally became strong enough to live my true life and transition gender. It wasn’t …