Just A Ball Game – IDAHOBIT Event featuring Neville Southall

JUST A BALL GAME? CARDIFF IDAHOBIT 2018 EVENT, (SUPPORTED BY JENNY RATHBONE – FEATURES NEVILLE SOUTHALL.)   Thanks to extremely generous sponsorship from Jenny Rathbone Welsh Labour Assembly Member, we are happy to announce that former Wales and Everton legend Neville Southall MBE will join us alongside a number of other guest speakers at Cardiff’s Pierhead building on May 17th …

“How to be a good ally to trans people at work” – new guidance from Unison

How to be a good ally to trans people at work We all need people on our side, celebrating with us when things go well and supporting us when times are hard. Trans people and trans rights are becoming increasingly visible but many people still face real isolation. UNISON and trade unionism are all about solidarity, with no one left …

A leading LGBTQ+ group has slammed the mainstream media’s reporting of UK human rights violations

From The Canary A leading LGBTQ+ group has hit out at the mainstream media’s failings in reporting human rights violations in Northern Ireland, and slammed a media outlet’s coverage of one of its events as “callous and uncaring”. “We’re Queer and we should be here” The fourth OUTing the Past festival has been running up and down the UK since 3 February. …

NEW Interactive Map of LGBT+ Football Supporters Groups Worldwide

    NEW interactive resource from ‘Just A Ball Game?’ Just in time for LGBT History Month 2018, and in keeping with this year’s geographical theme of ‘mapping our world’, LGBT+ campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? have created an interactive map featuring a selection of International LGBT+ Fan Groups around the world to raise awareness and visibility around LGBT+ …

Landmark court ruling orders 16 more countries to make same-sex marriage legal

by Josh Jackman Pink News: A landmark court ruling has ordered 16 new countries to make same-sex marriage legal. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights reached a decision today on a marriage equality petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis. 20 countries agreed to follow the court’s rulings when they signed the American Convention on …

Schools OUT UK Says: “Train the Teachers”

Schools OUT UK released a press release today demanding teachers be trained to deliver new inclusive Sex and Relationships (SRE) Curriculum. In response to The Department for Education’s consultation on the new plans, CEO Tony Fenwick wrote: “We expect a history teacher to have a degree in history and a science teacher to have a degree in at least one of …

“Unchechen” – New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya

New Short Film on the Plight of Gay Men in Chechnya   “Unchechen” is a new short film about the attempted genocide of gay men in Chechnya (a federal republic of Russia) that hopes to act as a call to action.  The three minute film has been created by the award-winning Inkbrew Productions and Digital Stage and is available free …

Stuart Milk to launch OUTing the Past at the People’s History Museum

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 …

The Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator – two new plays for February 2017

Two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights, with two ground-breaking public struggles at either end of the decade.  To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Productions …

Pride in Nunhead Minifest 20 – 23 June

  The Ivy House – London’s first co‑operatively owned pub 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE LGBT+ PRIDE IN NUNHEAD As part of its commitment to total community inclusiveness, the Ivy House is hosting a 3-day LGBT+ Pride Minifest June 20th – 23rd.  All events start at 8.30pm, and are free.   Monday, 20th June: Film Night   In a …