Sue Sanders & Schools OUT UK Archive Launch – VIDEO UPDATE

Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK Archive Celebration Location – Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH   Short YouTube Video: Complete YouTube Video: Videos thanks to Julian Langham https://julianlangham.co.uk/ The archive of Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK is now available for all to use as part of the LGBTQ+ Collections at Bishopsgate Institute, following its Launch on Wednesday the 4th of November, …

LGBT History Month 2019 to Launch with Queer Beyond London

The Launch of LGBT History Month 2019 is ready to rolll and this year we’re twinning with Queer Beyond London to make it a really special event. The Launch will be hosted by The British Library on Wednesday the 14th of November from 5.30 onwards. The theme will be Peace, Reconciliation and Activism. The evening will begin with networking, drinks, snacks …

LGBT History Month Patron Sir Ian McKellen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Gay Times Lifetime Achievement Award has gone to Sir Ian McKellen, one of the first patrons of LGBT History Month. The award, which was announced at The Gay Times Awards Ceremony 2018 at The walker Gallery in Liverpool. He spoke proudly of his total coming out 30 years ago, which resulted in his photo appearing on the front page …

LGBT History Month Shortlisted for Gay Times Award

LGBT History Month has been shortlisted for the Gay Times Community Champions Award. Results will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held at The Walker Gallery in Liverpool on November the 8th. CEO Tony Fenwick said: “It’s a real honour to be acknowledged for our hard work as volunteers by such a prestigious publication. I really appreciate the …

RIP Lindsey Kemp

Lindsay Kemp, performer and choreographer, born 3 May 1938; died 24 August 2018 Read The Guardian Obituary here

India Decriminalises Homosexuality

Campaigners and LGBT+ crowds in Delhi cheered, cried and waved rainbow flags outside the Supreme court on the 6th of September as India decriminalised same-sex sexual activity. The wording that was removed (imposed in the colonial era) was sex “against the order of nature” and the decision, according to the Indian chief justice, Dipak Mishr, means that “Sexual orientation is …

The NHS Long Term Plan – The National LGB&T Partnership 

Dear all, Every now and then something really important is happening and we’ll send you an extra newsletter in addition to our monthly bulletin. This is one of those times. Below you’ll find more information about the NHS Long Term Plan, and some ways to get involved in affecting real change for LGBTQ people within healthcare. We really hope you …

Queermove 2018 – Dr Jeff Evans in Sweden This Saturday

DR JEFF EVANS – OUTING THE PAST: THE FESTIVAL OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANS HISTORY 2019 WHEN: 13:00, Saturday the 13/10-2018. WHERE: Novascenen, NOVA, Lunagallerian The talk will be held in English! The Festival of Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Trans History is one of Jeff’s responses to help ‘redress the narrow crude imbalance in our reading of the past’. Since it’s small beginnings …

Founder of LGBT History Festival North East Comes Out: as a Muslim

A university lecturer and Equality campaigner has announced that he has embraced Islam as a faith. Not only that; he has become chair of a new Muslim LGBTQI+ organisation called Hidayah. Drew Dalton, a Senior Lecturer at a UK university, after having spent almost twenty years within the sectors of both education (schools and colleges) and charity management at both operational …

LGBT History Month Fares Brilliantly in Wales Awards

Schools OUT UK and LGBT History Month member Kate Hutchinson and LGBT History Month patron Gareth Thomas featured in the 2018 Pinc List top 40. Schools OUT UK CEO Tony Fenwick said he was delighted. “Kate is a tremendous and tireless advocate for the trans-community and for intersectionality. As well as working with us she runs Wipe Out Transphobia and …