David McAlmont enters the Closets

Renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont delves into the closets of the UK’s historic houses to explore LGBTQ histories and their contemporary significance to create a new performance   Historian and respected singer songwriter David McAlmont has produced a series of performances drawing on LGBTQ histories, commissioned by Professor Richard Sandell, researcher and museum practitioner at The University of Leicester along …

Just A Ball Game – IDAHOBIT Event featuring Neville Southall

JUST A BALL GAME? CARDIFF IDAHOBIT 2018 EVENT, (SUPPORTED BY JENNY RATHBONE – FEATURES NEVILLE SOUTHALL.)   Thanks to extremely generous sponsorship from Jenny Rathbone Welsh Labour Assembly Member, we are happy to announce that former Wales and Everton legend Neville Southall MBE will join us alongside a number of other guest speakers at Cardiff’s Pierhead building on May 17th …

The Proud Trust – What is the problem with football? IDAHOBIT

The Proud Trust has published some excellent downloadable resources ahead of IDAHOBIT (17th May) and this summer’s football World Cup. What is the Problem with Football?   Given that 2018 is a World Cup year, our free educational resource for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT, 17 May) takes a look at the world of football The resource …

24th May: Sue Sanders to speak at events considering the effects of globalisation on LGBT equality and to commemorate Section 28

Has globalisation worsened LGBT discrimination? May 24th, 2018 9am – 5.30pm 155 Bishopsgate Liverpool St, London United Kingdom EC2M 3YD  Where has resistance to LGBT individuals come from historically? Has globalisation imported and exported LGBT prejudice as well as LGBT rights? Hear from some of the most influential business decision-makers, government policy-makers, and innovative thinkers from across the globe, discussing an unbiased, …

Campaigner Fights in Court for Third Gender Passport Recognition

A campaigner is going to court this month to have per gender identity recognised on per UK Passport. Christie Elan-Cane, who uses the aforementioned pronoun and has been struggling for gender neutrality to be recognised on British official documents for 25 years, is waiting for the judicial review full hearing at London’s Law Courts on 18-19 April. If it goes per way, Britain will join the nations …

“How to be a good ally to trans people at work” – new guidance from Unison

How to be a good ally to trans people at work We all need people on our side, celebrating with us when things go well and supporting us when times are hard. Trans people and trans rights are becoming increasingly visible but many people still face real isolation. UNISON and trade unionism are all about solidarity, with no one left …

John Oliver releases children’s book about Mike Pence’s gay rabbit

from The Independent Mike Pence has a book coming out this week. Not a book written by Pence, or about Pence himself, but about the Vice President’s pet rabbit Marlon Bundo. “An objectively good name for a bunny,” John Oliver said on Last Week Tonight after a blistering segment on Pense, covering the politician’s controversial views on multiple subjects, including women in the military, the …

Schools OUT UK needs a Website Administrator – volunteer position

Website Administrator – Job Description This is a volunteer position (unpaid) and working from home as Schools OUT UK have no offices. Main purpose of role: To be responsible for the development, maintenance and supervision of the Schools OUT UK’s online representation via schools-out.org.uk, lgbthistorymonth.org.uk, lgbthistorymonth.co.uk, outingthepast.org.uk and the-classroom.org.uk. To support members of the Management Committee and Trustees in posting …

The Ice King Cometh

As it’s LGBT History Month and the Winter Olympics are being held in South Korea it’s timely that The Ice King, based on the life of Olympic medal ice-skater John Curry, will have its UK release on the 23rd of this month. There will be a premiere of the film tomorrow, the 22nd at Brighton’s Duke’s at Komedia, followed by a Q&A session …

Poignant video campaign “Identities’ aims to open up discussion around ‘disabled’ label.

This poignant video campaign titled “Identities’  aims to open up a discussion around the ‘disabled’ label. To coincide with LGBT History Month, mobility bathroom specialists, Bathing Solutions, have released three videos aiming to open up a discourse around the word ‘disabled.’ Umber, comedian Laurence Clark and musician John Kelly have taken part in the campaign to tell their stories and discuss their relationship with the ‘disabled’ label and the stigma …