Christian school group to hold talk on ‘danger’ of ‘challenging homophobia’

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An international group which supports more than 20 schools in England is giving a platform to a speaker about the “hidden dangers of challenging homophobia in primary schools”. Christian Education Europe, which supports and provides curriculum material to 24 independent schools, will hear from a researcher called Brian Hadley in a speech entitled “society indoctrinating the innocent.” It forms part …

Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans and Intersex People Are Left Behind

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Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for lesbian and bisexual women as well as trans and intersex people (LBTI people) who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination daily. Patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are all intricately linked, oppressing and …

Rebel Girls: This Is What A Lavender Menace Looks Like

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Second-wave feminists, for the most part, did not like queer ladies. I don’t think it’s necessary to give you the full rehash of the story, but suffice it to say that Betty Friedan wasn’t alone when she declared us “lavender menaces,” invoking to the members of the National Organization for Women her fear that queer women would forever taint the …

Jenni Murray ‘Trans Women Shouldn’t Call Themselves Real Women’

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Last Sunday Jenni Murray, presenter of Women’s Hour on BBC Radio Four had an article published in the Sunday Times magazine which stated her view that Trans Women cannot be ‘real women’.  She based her statement on the belief that if trans women grow up in a male role, with male privilege and without other social aspects that most women …

Mack Beggs: Texas Sportscaster Takes Transphobia To The Mat

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Tony Fenwick MBE, CEO of Schools OUT UK – “Does the UIL realise that it has effectively put a man attacking a woman on a pedestal for the public’s entertainment? Or that it has effectively forced a man to attack women in public? This could be construed as defending domestic violence. Coming from a nation which has deplored the downgrading …

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, …