New Schools Guide for LGBT+ Parents

A new guide for LGBT+ parents on choosing schools,  Inclusion Matters, was launched on the 10th of May 2017 in London. The first resource of its kind, Inclusion Matters provides background on English state and independent schools’ statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and explains how these schools are formally assessed on diversity by Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The guide …

Gaby Baby – School Action Toolkit

Australia’s first comprehensive education resource to represent same-sex parented families. The School Action Toolkit is a PDHPE (Y5–10) resource that explores family diversity in a fun & insightful way, using stories drawn from GAYBY BABY. Beyond the classroom, it provides staff with strategies to make their school community a safe & inclusive space for all students & their families. The …

ABA: Disabled young people that identify as LGBT+ bullied and silenced in our schools

“People think you can be disabled or LGBT but not both” The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), hosted by leading children’s charity National Children’s Bureau, is publishing new resources for school staff to help tackle the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying of disabled young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). Research shows that HBT bullying is widespread in UK …

LGBT History Month, a.k.a. Human History Month

LGBT History Month, a.k.a. Human History Month – Who cares about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives and accomplishments? We all should, writes BJ Epstein for the Huffington Post. But why? February is LGBT History Month in the UK. The aim of LGBT History Month is to recognise and celebrate all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who have contributed to society and to history, and to highlight relevant and important events and issues. Just as with Black History Month (October in the UK, February elsewhere), Women’s History Month (March), or other such heritage months (such as Jewish American Month in May in the US), LGBT History Month seeks to call attention to an often overlooked group of people.

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One Step Beyond IT

Robbie Rogers, the only surviving ‘out’ gay professional footballer, used his one-day return to Elland Road on Saturday to promote ‘Beyond IT!’ a new initiative challenging through challenging stereotypes. The fledgling not-for-profit project claims its philosophy “…is centered around moving humanity beyond the labels & stereotypes that limit us and toward our innate human dignity, value and worth. “We are …


Resource: – The goal of is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 5,000 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer, and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.

The GLBT Resource Guide

The empowerment of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community is driven by accurate information. Below you will find the most helpful resources on the web, all in one place. From existing organizations to media outlets, legal services, GLBT-friendly politicians and colleges, you can find everything you need to become an empowered and active member of the GLBT community

The Numbers Game

Stats via Advocate and
1.42-percent of GLBT people have reported that they live in an environment that is either unwelcoming or dangers
2.Youth who identify at GLBT are more than TWICE as likely to be abused by classmates than their peers.
3.FOURTEEN states in the U.S. have granted marriage equality, while 35 states currently define any marriage outside that of a man and woman as illegal.
4.NINE million Americans define themselves at GBLT, which is almost FOUR-PERCENT of the adult population.
5.The GLBT community is a racially and ethnically diverse cross-section of the American population, with 25 PERCENT of all GLBT’s identifying as being non-white.
6.20-Percent of same-sex couples and SIX-PERCENT of kids in foster care are being raised by members of the GLBT community.
7.71,000 LGB are currently serving in the military with more than 1 MILLION veterans
8.90,000 same-sex couples have been married in the U.S. and another 120,000 have formed civil unions or domestic partnerships.
9.The annual divorce rate for same-sex couples and different-sex married couples is similar — about 2%.

US Embassy Excludes LGBT Palestinians from Israel Reception

Aswat-Palestinian Gay Women was recently invited to attend a reception hosted by the US Embassy in honor of the LGBTQI community in Israel, planned for Thursday 16th May. Enquiring about speakers at the event, Aswat learned that no Palestinian LGBTQI activists had been approached to speak, and that only Jewish Israeli campaigners were invited to speak. Aswat said: “Despite requests …

UK Still Best Place in Europe to Be LGBT

The ILGA European LGBT Equality map for 2013 has just been released and the UK is still the best place to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, scoring a whopping 77% on the scale in terms of human rights and equality. Taking account of equalities legislation, familial rights, hate crime legislation, legal gender recognition, freedom of assembly and the granting of …