UK School censors student’s school artwork because it showed lesbian lovers

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by Meka Beresford – Pink News A school has faced backlash after it put censors over the artwork of a GCSE student because it showed lesbian lovers kissing. Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, just outside of Middlesborough, placed seven censor stickers on the artwork which celebrated same-sex love. Officials at the school claimed that they covered the “sexually explicit” art …

February is coming!

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We’re only weeks away from LGBT History Month 2018!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s happening near …

Schools OUT UK Says: “Train the Teachers”

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Schools OUT UK released a press release today demanding teachers be trained to deliver new inclusive Sex and Relationships (SRE) Curriculum. In response to The Department for Education’s consultation on the new plans, CEO Tony Fenwick wrote: “We expect a history teacher to have a degree in history and a science teacher to have a degree in at least one of …

Laptop Burglary at Charity Thought to Be a Hate Crime

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Wise Thoughts, a pioneering LGBT and BAME arts charity in London, believe they were victims of a hate crime after 3 laptops were stolen from their office. The discovery of the burglary from their premises in Wood Green Wise Thoughts Project manager Subodh Rathod said that the suspicious circumstances suggest charity  the incident is a hate crime. “I came in …

LGBT History Month 2018 Has Launched!

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On Wednesday 8th November over 150 leading figures from Liverpool’s LGBT community came together at the Museum of Liverpool for the national launch of LGBT History Month 2018.   David Robson  (LGBT History Month 2018 Launch Organiser) LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the …

OUTing the Past: The 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture

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UPDATE: VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
We are delighted to include the video of the Third Allan Horsfall Lecture, recorded at Liverpool John Moores University. Diana Souhami, the award-winning author delivered her lecture ‘The Painter Gluck, “no prefix, suffix, or quotes” and Other Notable Lesbians’ and Bisi Alimi the founder and the Executive Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, an organisation working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria.

Australia Votes for Same-Sex Marriage

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Over 60% of Australian voters have said yes to same sex marriage and PM Malcolm Turnbull reckons that  same sex partners will be able to wed by Christmas. After a long and hard fought campaign Australia voted to join its new world cousins New Zealand and Canada by voting in favour of same sex couples being allowed to marry. The …

Launch Day Teachers’ Event – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues (With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK)

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Teachers’ Event  – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK   Date: 8 Nov 2017 Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Museum of Liverpool Suitable for: adults Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential Part of the Launch of LGBT History Month 2018 at the Museum of Liverpool Hosted by Schools OUT UK,  this CPD event is designed to empower teachers to lead on …

Sue Sanders Describes a Lifetime of Campaigning at the RSA

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Schools OUT UK Chair and co-founder of LGBT History Month Sue Sanders had a crowd at the RSA rapt last night (25th of September) as she recalled a lifetime of activism. Speaking as a guest of the RSA LGBT network, Sue spoke of how she bought The News of the World at the tender age of 10 to read about …

LGBT History Month USA

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LGBT History Month USA starts on the 1st of October. The website includes an lGBT face for every day of the month and one of the faces for 2017 is Brian Epstein, one time manager of The Beatles. To see more go to the site here.