Launch Day Teachers’ Event – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues (With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK)

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Teachers’ Event  – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK   Date: 8 Nov 2017 Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Museum of Liverpool Suitable for: adults Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential Part of the Launch of LGBT History Month 2018 at the Museum of Liverpool Hosted by Schools OUT UK,  this CPD event is designed to empower teachers to lead on …

Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans and Intersex People Are Left Behind

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Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for lesbian and bisexual women as well as trans and intersex people (LBTI people) who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination daily. Patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are all intricately linked, oppressing and …

Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ History at National Trust Places

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Prejudice and Pride The National Trust Magazine have produced an article supporting their Prejudice and Pride exhibitions across some of their sites. “Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we’re exploring our LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) heritage with …

The Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator – two new plays for February 2017

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Two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights, with two ground-breaking public struggles at either end of the decade.  To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Productions …

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

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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 …

Wenche Lowzow 27 May 1926 – 24 September 2016

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The first lesbian MP in Norway has passed away at the age of 90. Wenche Lowzow was a pioneer in gay rights in the country and has passed away after complications that stemmed from long term illness. She represented Oslo Høyre and served in the Norwegian parliament between the period of 1977 and 1985. She then went on to work …

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

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LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. The couple met at an equalities conference in Milan two years ago. …

Sheila McWattie

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a campaigner, journalist and co-founder of the Free Pride festival who has died suddenly, aged 56. Sheila McWattie, of York Road, Hove, was a fundraiser for the Brighton’s Women’s Centre, Cancer Research and various causes related to Pride. One of the organisers of the Women’s Performance Tent at the festival, she was a key figure …

Shifting Sanders

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To celebrate the launch of a new bi-monthly programme, Out-takes: The Tracks of My Life, Reel Rebels Radio interviews Chair of Schools OUT UK Sue Sanders. The show, presented by Morley College’s Laila El-Metoui, follows the same format as Desert Island Discs but focuses on pillars of the community. Reel Rebels Radio is a London-based community radio station. To hear …