ILGA strategy on trans* issues – survey

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From: 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: 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.

Scotland Remembers

History Scotland has published the first of three online articles on LGBT History in Scotland which Bob Cant has written to mark the twentieth anniversary of the publication of his book, ‘Footsteps and Witnesses: Lesbian and gay lifestories from Scotland’. You can access it here The second article will appear in September and the third in November/December.  

Marriage? Yes but not for Me

Author Narvel Annable writes about his feelings re-same-sex marriage: I’ll never get married but I’ll fight for the rights of other gay people to be wed Responding to the Derby Telegraph Soapbox, December 31st, Let’s hope for same-sex marriage progress in 2013, I received a letter from John.  It was challenging, thoughtful and a well constructed argument around speeches in the House of …

A New Year Message

Retired Derbyshire teacher and novelist Narvel Annable has a new Year Message. I’m shocked by immoderate language from senior clerics, Bishop Mark Davies and Archbishop Vincent Nichols.  Eyes blazing, they hijacked Christmas to spit fire at the gay community.  The Bishop used deeply offensive twisted logic invoking the spectres of Hitler and Stalin.  Nichols accused the Prime Minister of ‘Orwellian’ practices with regard …


Alan Turing could have been 100 years old on June 23rd 2012 and this is his year, with thousands of events all over the world, including our own on the 15th of November (see above). Of particular interest is a special exhibition opening at the Science Museum in South Kensington on the 21st of June entitled Codebreaker – Alan Turing’s …