Turkish, Muslim and Lesbian

Turkish, Muslim and Lesbian. Firstly, you have to be invited. Then you have to promise utter discretion. On the assigned evening, you enter, and if your name is on the list you’re in.

You’ve suddenly arrived in another world. There are scores of women dancing, talking, eating, drinking. They come from different backgrounds- but they’re united, as Turkish and as lesbians.

Billie Jean King "Wasn't Comfortable" until She Was 51

In a candid interview Billie Jean King says she wasn’t comfortable with her sexual orientation until she was 51. “My poor parents were homophobic. I was homophobic” she stated in an interview with Phillip Zonkel. King also explains that she felt she couldn’t have come out in the 1970s because it would have damaged the fledgling Women’s Professional Tennis Tour. “It …

Busy busy busy!

This week has been a hugely busy one for Schools Out and LGBT History Month – and all of it good busy!

An Audience With Martina Navratilova – St James Theatre London, 23.6.13

‘An audience with Martina Navratilova’ hosted by Claire Balding on 23rd June at St. James Theatre as a start to Pride in London week. All proceeds from the event go to support the parade and LGBT organisations.
Sue Sanders Co-chair of SchoolsOUTuk and LGBT History month asks Claire and Martina for their thoughts on how we support teachers to educate young people about LGBT people. This was their response….

Sue Sanders speaks at Dyke March London PICTURES ADDED

Dyke March 2013 – UPDATED 24th JUNE

After the success of last year’s first dyke march in over two decades, Dyke March London is back in 2013 for its second year. Dyke March London will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2013, meeting in Berkeley Square at 3pm.

Do Mums and Dads make Boys Gay and Girls Lesbian (respectively)?

According to a new piece of scientific research our sexual orientation can be decided in the womb by rogue “epi-marks” that we receive from our opposite sex parent. Challenging the current conflicting orthodoxies that we are either a product of our environments or we have inherited the “gay gene” in our DNA, researchers William Rice, a professor at the University of California, Santa …

Mail Produces Lesbian Images

An extraordinary archive of photographic images of lesbian love has been published by the Daily Mail. The images, form Marie Lyn Bernard, freelance journalist and editor of Autostraddle, can be accessed here

Roberta Achtenberg

LGBT History Month USA’s first icon is Rita Achtenberg. Roberta serves as a commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She is the first openly gay presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate. Find out about her here