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 …

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 National Hate Crime Partership

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A major new initiative to tackle hate crime has been announced by the LGBT Consortium today. It brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales.  Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the partnership will aim to increase the reporting of LGBT hate crimes and incidents and improve the …