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 …

Backlash over ‘IRA kneecapped gays’ comment

from Belfast Telegraph Digital By Jonathan Bell February 19 2018 A claim the Provisional IRA “kneecapped people for being gay” has been met with an angry backlash, but the man behind the comment says he was “speaking the truth” to highlight how attitudes had changed over recent years.  Prominent gay rights activist and Irish politician David Norris made the claim at …

Positive Allies Charter Mark to be Launched in LGBT History Month

Launch Night of Positive Allies! What is the Positive Allies Charter Mark? The Positive Allies Charter Mark is a brand new charter mark to show that your organisation is HIV friendly. It is a free, powerful, easy to follow process to help everyone in an organisation focus on the quality of staff training, recruitment and protections they offer to people …

Stuart Milk is touring the UK for LGBT History Month 2018

As part of Stuart’s ongoing support of Schools OUT UK and the UK LGBT History Month initiative, he will be speaking at three events around the southwest of England this February: Bath Bournemouth  Bristol Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation. As the …

‘Miss Nightingale’ to premiere in the West End

The highly anticipated west end premiere of the hit new British musical Miss Nightingale  opens at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino for a strictly limited season from 21 March – 6 May 2018; presented by Mr Bugg Presents & The Hippodrome Casino. Trailer: https://youtu.be/wd4CWfplVmo ‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times Miss Nightingale, will …

Happy History Month 2018!

LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   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 you, take a …

LGBT Poet Laureate Available for History Month

Inaugural LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has kindly made herself available for LGBT History Month events available for LGBT History Month events. In her own words: I’m happy to come along and support your LGBT History Month event with site/event specific poetry. My work explores the external & internal landscapes of our  LGBTQ+ Community. It records our History and Celebrates our …

New QUIST App provides Digital World LGBTQ Map

With the Supreme Court’s historic decision today legalizing same-sex marriage nationally and the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this weekend, it seems a perfect time to look back at the history of the LGBTQ rights movements. It is true that we have a long way to go, but today let’s reflect on how far we’ve come.  Some movements have …