Happy History Month 2018!

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LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s happening near you, take a …

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

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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

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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!

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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 …

Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

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Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia – Liverpool Homotopia is a …

Russell T Davies’ Outstanding Achievement Award

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The creator of Queer as Folk and Torchwood, and patron of OUTing The Past,  discussed his career with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler.  Cult TV icon Russell T Davies deservedly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2017’s TV Festival, and his interview with Nicola Shindler is now available to view on YouTube. Nicola, founder of the Red Production Company and Russell’s longtime collaborator, …

Support Schools OUT UK with The Pride Run 2017!

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Saturday 12 August 2017 Victoria Park, East London (exact details will be circulated to volunteers in advance) The pride run is sponsoring schools OUT UK this year. This is a chance for the charity that founded and runs LGBT History Month UK to be given promotion and – hopefully – money! We are very excited at the prospect  of being …

Rare Interview With Trans Legend and Face of 2017 – Sylvia Rivera

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Eric Marcus of Making Gay History had the rare and treasured opporunity to chat with Syliva Rivera in 1989. Now, Marcus has released the recording, which provides Rivera’s account of the Stonewall Riots and thoughts on gender identity, drag queens, and life in New York City. Eric Marcus:  Interview with Ray Rivera, Saturday, December 9, 1989, at 4:00 PM.  Location is the …

Arts Council massive Endorsement for LGBT History Month

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Celebrating the LGBT community through arts and culture Posted By Arts Council England on 06 March 2017 February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education. The arts provide an incredible opportunity to break down barriers, promote understanding and change perceptions. So, inspired …

Christian school group to hold talk on ‘danger’ of ‘challenging homophobia’

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An international group which supports more than 20 schools in England is giving a platform to a speaker about the “hidden dangers of challenging homophobia in primary schools”. Christian Education Europe, which supports and provides curriculum material to 24 independent schools, will hear from a researcher called Brian Hadley in a speech entitled “society indoctrinating the innocent.” It forms part …