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 …

Irish Festival: GAZE LGBT Film Festival opens 26th Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival officially opened tonight at Light House Cinema with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring in attendance as special guest of honour. The 26th festival opened with the Irish premiere of Riot, which charts and celebrates the history of LGBT activism in Australia, telling the story of the roots of Mardi Gras – particularly timely given that …

Timely Revival for Before Stonewall

With next year marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, it’s serves as a timely reminder to add some historical perspective to what life was like for the LGBT community before 1969.  Before Stonewall, the seminal documentary by Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg, is back in cinemas In a newly restored version over the summer, offering invaluable insight into how people lived …

New Film Charts History of the Pride Movement in London

A new film about the first Pride London March in 1972 is now available. Directed by Zachary Cole, the film is ostensibly about Britain’s first Pride March. However it covers the beginning of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), the Peter Tatchell Human Rights Foundation, the Shropshire LGBT Film Festival, the Shropshire National LGBT History Festival (now known as OUTing the …

Government Launches Major Action Plan for Britain’s LGBT Community

“We’ve come a long way since my Conservative opponent in 1997 described me as a sterile, disease-ridden homosexual who would put my constituents’ children at risk.” Labour MP Ben Bradshaw today: GRA review to go ahead early Pink News: The government is planning to launch a consultation on reforms [of the Gender Recognition Act] in the next few weeks. Theresa …

Government to ban Conversion Therapy

According to The Pink News, the Government has vowed to pursue all options to outlaw gay ‘cure’ therapy in the UK. In an action plan released today (June 3), Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt set out a firm stance against the discredited practise of conversion therapy. It is currently legal for unregulated persons and faith groups to attempt …