New Schools Guide for LGBT+ Parents

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A new guide for LGBT+ parents on choosing schools,  Inclusion Matters, was launched on the 10th of May 2017 in London. The first resource of its kind, Inclusion Matters provides background on English state and independent schools’ statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and explains how these schools are formally assessed on diversity by Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The guide …

“Unchechen” – New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya

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New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya   “Unchechen” is a new short film about the attempted genocide of gay men in Chechnya (a federal republic of Russia) that hopes to act as a call to action.  The three minute film has been created by the award-winning Inkbrew Productions and Digital Stage and is available free …

Headspace Reveals What It Is Really Like to Be Trans

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A new short film by trans advocate and film director Jake Graf demonstrates movingly the everyday dilemmas trans people have to face that cisgender people may not have recognised. See the film here. Jake is a writer, actor and director based in London, whose first four award winning filis a patron of ms, ‘XWHY’, ‘Brace’, ‘Chance’ and ‘Dawn’ have all been nominated for The Iris …

Gilbert Baker June 2, 1951 – March 30, 2017

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Gilbert Baker, designer of the internationally famous Rainbow Flag, has died aged 65. Sadly he will not be around to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his iconic symbol in 2018. For the Herald Scotland obituary click here

Transgender Day of Visibility 2017

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True Colours – Trailblazing Transgender Visibility in the British Armed Forces Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) takes place annually, on 31st March, to celebrate the achievements of trans people across the globe, by making them visible, and heard. I first became visible in 1998, when I finally became strong enough to live my true life and transition gender. It wasn’t …

Rare Interview With Trans Legend and Face of 2017 – Sylvia Rivera

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Eric Marcus of Making Gay History had the rare and treasured opporunity to chat with Syliva Rivera in 1989. Now, Marcus has released the recording, which provides Rivera’s account of the Stonewall Riots and thoughts on gender identity, drag queens, and life in New York City. Eric Marcus:  Interview with Ray Rivera, Saturday, December 9, 1989, at 4:00 PM.  Location is the …

Thanks on Behalf of Schools OUT

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Schools OUT(UK) extends a BIG THANK YOU to all of the literally thousands of people that attended one or more of last month’s OUTing the Past events during February 2017’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History Month. This stunning success of the 3rd National Festival of LGBT History was only made possible by the endeavour of hundreds of volunteers, museums …

Arts Council massive Endorsement for LGBT History Month

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Celebrating the LGBT community through arts and culture Posted By Arts Council England on 06 March 2017 February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education. The arts provide an incredible opportunity to break down barriers, promote understanding and change perceptions. So, inspired …

Christian school group to hold talk on ‘danger’ of ‘challenging homophobia’

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An international group which supports more than 20 schools in England is giving a platform to a speaker about the “hidden dangers of challenging homophobia in primary schools”. Christian Education Europe, which supports and provides curriculum material to 24 independent schools, will hear from a researcher called Brian Hadley in a speech entitled “society indoctrinating the innocent.” It forms part …

Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans and Intersex People Are Left Behind

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Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for lesbian and bisexual women as well as trans and intersex people (LBTI people) who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination daily. Patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are all intricately linked, oppressing and …