Tatchell to Go to Downing Street

Theresa May has lifted the ban on Peter Tatchell and he will attend the Pride Reception at 10 Downing Street tonight (the 3rd of July 2018) at Downing Street. Welcoming the lifting of the ban, Tatchell stated: “Since the inception of Downing Street LGBT Pride receptions a decade ago, I have been banned from attending by successive Prime Ministers – …

Andrew Lumsden Exhibition – Platform Southwark

Veteran campaigner Andrew says… I’m having an exhibition, “50 years of drawings”,  at Platform Southwark, 1 Joan St, South Bank, SE1 8BS between Wednesday 11 July and Saturday 14 July There’ll be 120 colour photos I took of London Pride 2003 with a request to visitors to see if they can find themselves anywhere in them & we’re hanging ‘A Sense of Alarm’, the Independent ad that was arranged by national journalists …

Connie Kurtz (1936 – 2018)

Game-changing activist Connie Kurtz, a subject (along with her wife, Ruth Berman) of the 2002 documentary Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House who famously sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic-partner benefits in the late 1980s, died Sunday at 81 in her home in West Palm Beach, Fla., following a long illness, according to Gay City News.  Born …

Section 28 – 30th Anniversary 24.05.2018

… a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”… Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the UK’s Local Government Act 1986, enacted on 24 May 1988 and repealed on 21 …

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 …