Monday 25th September 2017 at 18:30 – 20:30 RSA House, London Book Here  Join the RSA LGBT Network for this In ConveRSAtion event with Sue Sanders, renowned and ground-breaking LGBT activist. Sue Sanders will share some of the challenges of leading the LGBT movement in the UK over the past 40 years. She will also discuss her projects LGBT History Month …

Why Did Government ‘Sit on’ LGBT Report for 17 Months?


A damning report on the experiences of LGBT youth in Northern Ireland’s schools has just been published, but critics are asking why it took so long. The report, which reveals that 67% of LGBT people feel unwelcome at school, was completed in April 2016 but has only just been released by th Department of Education. The report, commissioned by the …

Russell T Davies’ Outstanding Achievement Award

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We talk to Russell T Davies, the man behind the show everyone's talking about.

The creator of Queer as Folk and Torchwood, and patron of OUTing The Past,  discussed his career with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler.  Cult TV icon Russell T Davies deservedly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2017’s TV Festival, and his interview with Nicola Shindler is now available to view on YouTube. Nicola, founder of the Red Production Company and Russell’s longtime collaborator, …

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference – 28th November 2017

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The NSPCC reported that over 50,000 children were identified across the country as needing protection from abuse in 2016. In addition, with a rise in cases across the country of child sexual exploitation, now is the time to tackle this growing crisis. With this in mind, interested parties are invited to attend the Child Sexual Exploitation Conference on 28th November 2017 …

‘Royal Vauxhall’ coming to the Garage Theatre on the 21st September.

Royal Vauxhall, UK Tour. Photo by Phil Harris

‘Royal Vauxhall’, the hit cabaret musical that tells the untold story of Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury & Kenny Everett’s secret night out at London’s famous gay pub The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Commemorating the 20th anniversary since Princess Diana’s death and celebrating a lost episode of LGBT culture, it shall be coming to the Garage Theatre on the 21st September. Dysphoria Arts …

Liz MacKean November 1964 – 18 August 2017

Liz MacKean

Liz MacKean, the pioneering journalist and investigative reporter who exposed Jimmy Saville as a serial child-sex abuser and created the documentary ‘Hunted’; exposing the use of social media to entrap and torture gay and bisexual men in Russia, has died aged 52. The Guardian obituary can be accessed here

We’re Off! PLUS – Invites for Popular Presentations for 2018

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Next year’s OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History 2018 is now under way. I’m delighted to announce that we are again appealing for people with hidden histories, LGBT lives and untold experiences to come forward and be showcased at this our 4th annual History Festival during February’s LGBT History Month. Our Festival goal is to educate our communities …

Pride Run 2017 a runaway success!

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The Pride Run 2017, organised by London Frontrunners with support from P3 was a tremendous success, with over 1,000 runners – more than ever before. Schools OUT UK were the main beneficiaries and CEO Tony Fenwick said: “We were blown away by the spirit and generosity of the organisers and participants. The final figures are yet to be counted but …

Germany to Have Same-sex Marriage and Adoption Rights

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  The German Parliament has voted to legalise same-sex marriage – and same-sex couples will have the right to adopt children. Until now only civil partnerships were available to same-sex couples, but Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a free vote. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted to approve the amendment, while 226 voted against and four abstained. …

What makes an object LGBTQ? – British Museum 7th July


Special Event A panel of speakers tries to answer one question What makes an object LGBTQ? 7th July 2017 18.30–19.45 The British Museum Tickets £5/£3   Nigel Harris, Director, Camden LGBT Forum. Professor Richard Parkinson, University of Oxford, author of A Little Gay History: desire and diversity across the world Sue Sanders, Emeritus Professor Harvey Milk Institute and Chair of LGBT History …