Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay

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Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay From BBC News available here Secondary school teacher Daniel Gray has always kept his sexuality to himself at work. But to mark LGBT History Month, the 32-year-old from Brighton made the nerve-wracking decision to come out to more than 1,000 students. He tells his story to the BBC’s Jennifer …

Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ History at National Trust Places


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 …

Hackney launches borough wide LGBTQI+ festival and history drive

Donated LGBTQI History Hackney Museum

Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just one of a host of …

Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016


Inspired by US black civil rights movement to fight for LGBT freedom Acceptance of the medal dedicated to Southall Black Sisters London, UK – 29 November 2016 source Awarded for “tireless campaigning on human rights & social equality”   The Albert Medal 2016 has been awarded to LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. …

ILGA strategy on trans* issues – survey

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From: information@ILGA.org My name is Zhan Chiam and I am ILGA’s new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Officer. Part of my job is to develop ILGA’s strategy in this area. I have spoken and met with some of you, but there are many more members and friends among you who have valuable things to say about ILGA’s work on trans* …

Magnus Hirschfeld – The Einstein of Sex


1930’s sex researcher & LGBTI pioneer who defied the Nazis By Peter Tatchell Magnus Hirschfeld: The Einstein of sex who braved Nazi genocide to wage LGBT crusade International Business Times UK – London – 26 May 2015 READ & COMMENT:  http://bit.ly/1J2n8Vf Eighty years ago this month, one of the world’s greatest pioneering sexologists and gay rights advocates died in exile …

Anti Whitewashing Campaign Does Daily Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour Hero on tumblr


#weshouldbeseen is King’s College London’s LGBTQ society’s 2015 history month campaign, in association and with support from KCLiFemsoc. #weshouldbeseen aims to highlight, address and push back against the white-washing of LGBT history month, by asking people to submit inspirational QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex people of colour) from past and present- which we will then use as a public resource. How …

Through the Eyes of Others: See How the Other Fifth Lives!


Compiled by Robert J Brown and others, Looking  Through the Eyes of Others is a series of books raising issues of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community while at the same time raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities, support groups and organisations. Through the Eyes of Others shares with a wider audience the ideas, perceptions, …

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 …

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.