Australia Votes for Same-Sex Marriage

Austrlaia marriage

Over 60% of Australian voters have said yes to same sex marriage and PM Malcolm Turnbull reckons that  same sex partners will be able to wed by Christmas. After a long and hard fought campaign Australia voted to join its new world cousins New Zealand and Canada by voting in favour of same sex couples being allowed to marry. The …

Launch Day Teachers’ Event – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues (With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK)

Sue Sanders

Teachers’ Event  – Raising Awareness of LGBT+ issues With Professor Sue Sanders of Schools OUT UK   Date: 8 Nov 2017 Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Museum of Liverpool Suitable for: adults Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential Part of the Launch of LGBT History Month 2018 at the Museum of Liverpool Hosted by Schools OUT UK,  this CPD event is designed to empower teachers to lead on …

Sue Sanders Describes a Lifetime of Campaigning at the RSA

Sue Sanders 3

Schools OUT UK Chair and co-founder of LGBT History Month Sue Sanders had a crowd at the RSA rapt last night (25th of September) as she recalled a lifetime of activism. Speaking as a guest of the RSA LGBT network, Sue spoke of how she bought The News of the World at the tender age of 10 to read about …

LGBT History Month USA

LGBTHM2017 usa

LGBT History Month USA starts on the 1st of October. The website includes an lGBT face for every day of the month and one of the faces for 2017 is Brian Epstein, one time manager of The Beatles. To see more go to the site here.

Black History Month LGBT info


October is Black History Month in the UK and here is our updated list of people and organisations, with six new additions. Can you spot them? People This list is, of course, not exhaustive. Nicola Adams MBE (1982-) British Boxer and Olympic medallist Pav Akhtar employment and equality law practitioner Lord Waheed Alli (1964 – ), politician, member of the House of Lords …

Why Did Government ‘Sit on’ LGBT Report for 17 Months?


A damning report on the experiences of LGBT youth in Northern Ireland’s schools has just been published, but critics are asking why it took so long. The report, which reveals that 67% of LGBT people feel unwelcome at school, was completed in April 2016 but has only just been released by th Department of Education. The report, commissioned by the …

Russell T Davies’ Outstanding Achievement Award

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (4383177ar)
Russell T Davies
'This Morning' TV Programme, London, Britain. - 26 Jan 2015
We talk to Russell T Davies, the man behind the show everyone's talking about.

The creator of Queer as Folk and Torchwood, and patron of OUTing The Past,  discussed his career with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler.  Cult TV icon Russell T Davies deservedly received the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2017’s TV Festival, and his interview with Nicola Shindler is now available to view on YouTube. Nicola, founder of the Red Production Company and Russell’s longtime collaborator, …

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference – 28th November 2017

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference 2017 logo

The NSPCC reported that over 50,000 children were identified across the country as needing protection from abuse in 2016. In addition, with a rise in cases across the country of child sexual exploitation, now is the time to tackle this growing crisis. With this in mind, interested parties are invited to attend the Child Sexual Exploitation Conference on 28th November 2017 …

‘Royal Vauxhall’ coming to the Garage Theatre on the 21st September.

Royal Vauxhall, UK Tour. Photo by Phil Harris

‘Royal Vauxhall’, the hit cabaret musical that tells the untold story of Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury & Kenny Everett’s secret night out at London’s famous gay pub The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Commemorating the 20th anniversary since Princess Diana’s death and celebrating a lost episode of LGBT culture, it shall be coming to the Garage Theatre on the 21st September. Dysphoria Arts …

Liz MacKean November 1964 – 18 August 2017

Liz MacKean

Liz MacKean, the pioneering journalist and investigative reporter who exposed Jimmy Saville as a serial child-sex abuser and created the documentary ‘Hunted’; exposing the use of social media to entrap and torture gay and bisexual men in Russia, has died aged 52. The Guardian obituary can be accessed here