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

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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, …

A leading LGBTQ+ group has slammed the mainstream media’s reporting of UK human rights violations

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From The Canary A leading LGBTQ+ group has hit out at the mainstream media’s failings in reporting human rights violations in Northern Ireland, and slammed a media outlet’s coverage of one of its events as “callous and uncaring”. “We’re Queer and we should be here” The fourth OUTing the Past festival has been running up and down the UK since 3 February. …

Senator Norris Says IRA Kneecapped Gays, Twitter Disagrees

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Senator Norris Says IRA Kneecapped Gays, Twitter Disagrees Senator David Norris has come under fire for suggesting that the Provisional IRA kneecapped people for being gay. NEWS20 FEBRUARY, 2018. WRITTEN BY CIARA MC GRATTAN. Senator Norris made the statement, which was vigorously refuted online, at the launch of the LGBT History Festival ‘OUTing the Past’ at Belfast City Hall on February …

Schools OUT UK needs a Website Administrator – volunteer position

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Website Administrator – Job Description This is a volunteer position (unpaid) and working from home as Schools OUT UK have no offices. Main purpose of role: To be responsible for the development, maintenance and supervision of the Schools OUT UK’s online representation via schools-out.org.uk, lgbthistorymonth.org.uk, lgbthistorymonth.co.uk, outingthepast.org.uk and the-classroom.org.uk. To support members of the Management Committee and Trustees in posting …

Poignant video campaign “Identities’ aims to open up discussion around ‘disabled’ label.

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This poignant video campaign titled “Identities’  aims to open up a discussion around the ‘disabled’ label. To coincide with LGBT History Month, mobility bathroom specialists, Bathing Solutions, have released three videos aiming to open up a discourse around the word ‘disabled.’ Umber, comedian Laurence Clark and musician John Kelly have taken part in the campaign to tell their stories and discuss their relationship with the ‘disabled’ label and the stigma …

Backlash over ‘IRA kneecapped gays’ comment

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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 …

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 …