LGBT History Month 2018 Has Launched!

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On Wednesday 8th November over 150 leading figures from Liverpool’s LGBT community came together at the Museum of Liverpool for the national launch of LGBT History Month 2018.   David Robson  (LGBT History Month 2018 Launch Organiser) LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the …

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

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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 …

Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories at the British Museum

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Some members of the SOUK committee were invited to the British Museum for the opening of their new exhibition ‘Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories’. This show is part of a season looking at LGBTQ histories, which also includes a display of David Hockney’s etchings based on Cavafy’s poems. Schools OUT UK chair and CEO had advised the BM on …

New Schools Guide for LGBT+ Parents

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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 …

Headspace Reveals What It Is Really Like to Be Trans

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A new short film by trans advocate and film director Jake Graf demonstrates movingly the everyday dilemmas trans people have to face that cisgender people may not have recognised. See the film here. Jake is a writer, actor and director based in London, whose first four award winning filis a patron of ms, ‘XWHY’, ‘Brace’, ‘Chance’ and ‘Dawn’ have all been nominated for The Iris …

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 …

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 …

The Proud Trust Launches BHM 2016 Resource

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Manchester based The Proud Trust has a Black History Month resource for 2016 focusing on recognising and challenging prejudice within our communities and on encouraging young people to see their collective responsibility and potential for helping to create spaces where all people feel welcome, respected and valued. The resource features a mix of fun and simple activities to help explore complex …