Positive Allies Charter Mark to be Launched in LGBT History Month

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Launch Night of Positive Allies! What is the Positive Allies Charter Mark? The Positive Allies Charter Mark is a brand new charter mark to show that your organisation is HIV friendly. It is a free, powerful, easy to follow process to help everyone in an organisation focus on the quality of staff training, recruitment and protections they offer to people …

Happy History Month 2018!

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LGBT History Month 2018 is here!   Schools OUT UK is the official founder of the initiative so this year’s official theme is Geography – Mapping Our World. This will be our 14th year! As ever, hundred, if not thousands, of events will be taking place up and down the country. To find out what’s happening near you, take a …

LGBT Poet Laureate Available for History Month

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Inaugural LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson has kindly made herself available for LGBT History Month events available for LGBT History Month events. In her own words: I’m happy to come along and support your LGBT History Month event with site/event specific poetry. My work explores the external & internal landscapes of our  LGBTQ+ Community. It records our History and Celebrates our …

Various LGBT HM 2018 Talks Available

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LGBT HM 2018 Talks: Progress & regress of LGBTIQ rights; Gender ID around world; Language & Labels in other cultures; GRA 2.0 Conflict Mapping the progress and regress of LGBTIQ+ rights around the world – eg. Same-sex marriage in only 25 countries, Gender self-identity in only 7, Gay sex still illegal in 72 countries, Pride marches & LGBT groups banned …

OUTing the Past: The 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture


We are delighted to include the video of the Third Allan Horsfall Lecture, recorded at Liverpool John Moores University. Diana Souhami, the award-winning author delivered her lecture ‘The Painter Gluck, “no prefix, suffix, or quotes” and Other Notable Lesbians’ and Bisi Alimi the founder and the Executive Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, an organisation working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria.

Sue Sanders Describes a Lifetime of Campaigning at the RSA

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Schools OUT UK Chair and co-founder of LGBT History Month Sue Sanders had a crowd at the RSA rapt last night (25th of September) as she recalled a lifetime of activism. Speaking as a guest of the RSA LGBT network, Sue spoke of how she bought The News of the World at the tender age of 10 to read about …

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 …

Pride Run 2017 a runaway success!

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The Pride Run 2017, organised by London Frontrunners with support from P3 was a tremendous success, with over 1,000 runners – more than ever before. Schools OUT UK were the main beneficiaries and CEO Tony Fenwick said: “We were blown away by the spirit and generosity of the organisers and participants. The final figures are yet to be counted but …

OUTing the Past 2017: A resounding success – National Archives


On Saturday 11 February, we were proud to host an OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival event, exploring LGBTQ+ history that can be found in our collection and beyond. As one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past, and in the year that sees the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the event focused on the theme …