Prof. Richard Parkinson Explains Need for LGBT History

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Professor Parkinson, an expert in Egyptology, speaks to the Oxford Union and suggests some of the possible uses of LGBTQ history. As one of the founders of the Same Sex Desire and Gender Trail at the British Museum, Richard Parkinson used the occasion of the LGBT History Month Launch at the British Museum in 2009 to promote the items at …

LGBTQ youth in Kent – Needs, assets and provision

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This report outlines some of the experiences of a sample of young people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ) attending the LGBTQ youth hubs in Kent between August 2013 and December 2014 – as reported by young people themselves. It also provides useful information about both the role of the …

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

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“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 …

New Guide for BAME Trans people Out Now

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For too long we have supposed BAME and trans to be two separate  ‘characteristics’. A new project seeks to change all that with a new 28-page guide to support and educate about BAME Trans people. The guide is packed with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population of Britain: ‘Inclusivity – Supporting …

Trans Pioneers

The Advocate US magazine publishes its list of trans pioneers at the end of 205. Go here to check it out

Equality Act Public Sector equality Duty (PSED) Explained

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Four new Equality and Diversity Forum leaflets are now available to help voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in their work. How to use the Equality Act 2010: A guide for voluntary and community organisations (revised June 2015) How to use the Public Sector Equality Duty: A guide …

Not bad: But Could Do Better

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That’s the verdict of the Global Alliance for LGBTI Education (GALE), a worldwide group campaigning for LGBTI people in education, on the state of education for LGBT people in Britain. Released on IDAHOBIT May the 17th, GALE’s research and world map puts Australia, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Malta ahead of Britain. The research looks into the level of pro-activity in …

Anti Whitewashing Campaign Does Daily Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour Hero on tumblr

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#weshouldbeseen is King’s College London’s LGBTQ society’s 2015 history month campaign, in association and with support from KCLiFemsoc. #weshouldbeseen aims to highlight, address and push back against the white-washing of LGBT history month, by asking people to submit inspirational QTIPOC (queer, trans, intersex people of colour) from past and present- which we will then use as a public resource. How …

Through the Eyes of Others: See How the Other Fifth Lives!

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Compiled by Robert J Brown and others, Looking  Through the Eyes of Others is a series of books raising issues of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community while at the same time raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities, support groups and organisations. Through the Eyes of Others shares with a wider audience the ideas, perceptions, …

Why Trans Teachers Matter

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A new pdf is available for teachers and schools promoting trans teachers. The short document is a collection of soundbites telling people what the trans community has to contribute to a school. It is released to coincide with Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) 2014 The transgender community is massively under-represented in the teaching profession and, despite legal protection, non-cisgender teachers …