You Will Be Taught Sex (Properly)

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The Government made history today when it was announced that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) will be inclusive; relevant and updated; and compulsory in all schools in England and Wales, following an announcement by Justine Greening,  Secretary for State for Education. The current SRE guidelines have been mostly unchanged since 2000 and they only applied to local authority schools. The …

Stuart Milk to launch OUTing the Past at the People’s History Museum

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Stuart Milk to launch OUTing the Past at the People’s History Museum LGBT History Month Ÿ Sunday 26 February 2017 www.phm.org.uk @PHMMcr     International human rights activist and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, Stuart Milk will be taking to the stage to talk about his work and to kick off OUTing the Past, a day of events (26 …

School Head Recognises Gender Is a Choice

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Schools OUT UK has welcomed a decision by a the head of a private girls’ school to let pupils choose their gender identity. St Pauls School in West London is to consider applications from pupils over 16 to be known as boys or gender neutral. Putting the child at the centre when it comes to gender identity, the High Mistress Clarissa …

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Coming Out’ with Professor Jeffrey Weeks

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This year marks 40 years since the publication of the groundbreaking work ‘Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present’, by Jeffrey Weeks. SEXing the Past 2017 will commemorate this important anniversary by devoting a special session to a conversation with Jeffrey Weeks, which will provide an opportunity for reflections and questions …

Forbidden love: The WW2 letters between two men

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While on military training during World War Two, Gilbert Bradley was in love. He exchanged hundreds of letters with his sweetheart – who merely signed with the initial “G”. But more than 70 years later, it was discovered that G stood for Gordon, and Gilbert had been in love with a man. At the time, not only was homosexuality illegal, …

Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay

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Teacher Daniel Gray: The day I told students I was gay From BBC News available here Secondary school teacher Daniel Gray has always kept his sexuality to himself at work. But to mark LGBT History Month, the 32-year-old from Brighton made the nerve-wracking decision to come out to more than 1,000 students. He tells his story to the BBC’s Jennifer …

Church of England’s rejection of gay marriage report welcomed

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from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38989304 Gay rights campaigners have welcomed the rejection by the Church of England’s Synod of a call for continued opposition to same-sex marriage. The House of Bishops’s report maintained church marriages should be between men and women, and same-sex relationships cannot be blessed – but the House of Clergy dismissed it. Campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was …

Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ History at National Trust Places

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Prejudice and Pride The National Trust Magazine have produced an article supporting their Prejudice and Pride exhibitions across some of their sites. “Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we’re exploring our LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) heritage with …

Trans: A British History – help crowdfund Christine Burns’ new book

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The Synopsis ‘A comprehensive account of the milestone events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades…’ That is what’s called an ‘elevator pitch’. It describes in a nutshell what this unique book is about. But is that enough to tell you why this is a book you not only want to support, but give to all your friends? …

LGBT History Month event booted out of venue for far-right EDL rally

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Members of the English Defence League chant as they prepare to march through Bristol on July 14, 2012 in Bristol, England. A large police presence was used to keep supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) - who marched to Queen Square for a rally - from a counter demonstration that was taking place at the same time by We are Bristol started in Castle Park.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

from Pink News An LGBT history month event in Yorkshire has been booted out of its venue after a far-right group announced a rally outside. The LGBT History Month event had been set to be held in Rotherham town hall on February 25, with contributors from the local LGBT community. However, organisers from Rotherham’s Rainbow Project group have now been told that they will …