Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

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Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia – Liverpool Homotopia is a …

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference – 28th November 2017

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The NSPCC reported that over 50,000 children were identified across the country as needing protection from abuse in 2016. In addition, with a rise in cases across the country of child sexual exploitation, now is the time to tackle this growing crisis. With this in mind, interested parties are invited to attend the Child Sexual Exploitation Conference on 28th November 2017 …

But What Can They Do in Bed Anyway? Lesbian Sexuality and the Law

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Female same sex acts have never been outlawed in the UK (at least in civilian society). It’s sometimes suggested that this was because Queen Victoria didn’t believe such a thing existed. But how true is this theory? Join Jenny White of Warp & Weft to explore historical beliefs about female biology and sexual desire, and to examine how lesbian lives …

Outing the Past: When did gay history begin?

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Outing the Past: When did gay history begin? There was this gym-teacher Who took his chance while giving A lesson to a smooth lad – He whisked him over his knee and started Doing his press-ups there right up him, hand Working his balls. At which moment the father Comes looking for his son; the gym-teacher Throws the boy on …

Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016

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Inspired by US black civil rights movement to fight for LGBT freedom Acceptance of the medal dedicated to Southall Black Sisters London, UK – 29 November 2016 source Awarded for “tireless campaigning on human rights & social equality”   The Albert Medal 2016 has been awarded to LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. …

Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates 5 years of human rights work 

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Huge thanks to all our supporters & donors – You make it possible. Celebrate with us at the Equality Ball on 26 November in London  London, UK – October 2016 “A huge thank you to all our friends and donors. This month the Peter Tatchell Foundation celebrates five years of human rights work – casework, education, research and advocacy. We …

Half of teachers ‘didn’t read’ government guidance on LGBT-inclusive education

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(from Pink News) A report from the Time for Inclusive Education campaign has exposed the devastating impact of homophobic bullying. As pressure mounts for LGBT issues to be taught in all Scottish schools. the TIE campaign this week launched a report highlighting high rates of bullying, attempted suicide, self-harm and mental health issues among LGBT young people.   Of the 169 LGBT pupils and former …

‘Denial was my middle name’

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US relationship counsellor Shannon Bradley-Colleary reveals in an article in the Huffington Post how her Bible Belt grandmother had a reality check when one of her daughters came out as a lesbian way back in 1988. Revealing her grandmother’s letter to her homophobic chaplain, in which she says ‘Denial was my middle name’, she shows how the family matriarch turned …

Research Reveals Extent of Homo/bi/transphobia in South Africa

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A Survey conducted in South Africa reveals that – although attitudes are improving – there is still prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people in South Africa. Only 51% of those surveyed thought that LGBT people should have the same human rights as heterosexual/cisgender people and 23% were still strongly opposed to same-sex marriage. The most disturbing statistic, however, is that …

Culture of Classroom Silence over Homophobia in Scottish Schools

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MOST Scottish teachers have never used or even heard of government material designed to tackle homophobia in schools. A survey by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign of almost 500 teachers found that the majority of them didn’t know about, or had not used, the Scottish Government’s latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) guidance. TIE wants LGBTI issues …