Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event


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

Sheila McWattie

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


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 …

Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88: 11th Nov – 21st Dec at Ovalhouse

Re-Staging Revolutions: Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88 ( 11th Nov – 21st Dec at Ovalhouse, Tues – Sat 3-8pm). An exhibition featuring community, experimental, Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, Theatre-in-Education, agit-prop, physical, visual, performance art, vernacular drama, new writing, satirical and many other theatre companies; championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day British theatre.

History Resource – The Women of Greenham Common

The Women of Greenham Common

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast:Monday 05 September 2011

At the height of the Cold War, an announcement was made that the UK would host American nuclear missiles. One of the anti-war marches that followed ended at the airbase at Greenham Common in Berkshire and a permanent camp of nuclear protestors was established. The Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp endured for nearly 20 years. Helen John, who took part in the march and founded the camp in September 1981, speaks to Witness.

Polari Magazine

To celebrate LGBT History Month, 2013, Polari published a daily series of LGBT Heroes throughout February 2013, selected by the magazine’s team of writers and special contributors. There is also an interview with Elly Barnes, founder of Educate and Celebrate and a Schools OUT/The Classroom committee member. Read more by clicking here While you’re there, check out their other stuff.

Free Films for LGBT History Month

SCREEN AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILM SERIES FOR FREE DURING LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2013   Are you planning your LGBT History Month events or got room for a special screening? Well, THE DEVOTION PROJECT – the brainchild of filmmaker Antony Osso – has teamed up with LGBT History Month so you can show these brilliant short films, exploring commitment and love within …

LGBT History Month US Day 2

LGBT History Month USA’s Day 2 icon is Gloria Anzaldua. A leading scholar of feminist, queer and Chicana theories, Gloria was the first author to combine these subjects in poetry, narrative and autobiographical works. She helped build a multicultural feminist movement and called for people of different races to move forward together. To read the full biog go here

Uppity Older Lesbians Make Their own Website

A new website about LGBTI women who are over 55, made by LGBTI women who are over 55, has been set up to share experiences and challenge ageism. To try to the site go here

The AG Says Goodbye to Sue after 13 Years

LGBT History Month co chair Sue Sanders was awarded a commendation on her last meeting of the London LGBT Advisory Group. Sue helped to found the group in 1999 and has worked on it and supported it with her renowned vigour and commitment for 13 years. During a warm farewell speech thanking her for her passion and tenacity, Denise Milani, …