Jane Hoy & Helen Sandler – Writing Festival Theatre

Writing Festival Theatre: Living Histories Cymru Jane Hoy reflects on how she and her partner, Helen Sandler, turned two local women who had become hidden from history into a ‘conversation in costume’ for OUTing the Past 2016. They have now produced a second show, about the Ladies of Llangollen, which they are offering in 2019. Since moving to mid Wales …

Happy History Month 2018!

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 …

OUTing the Past: The 3rd Allan Horsfall Lecture

UPDATE: VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
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.

Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

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

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!

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 …

Transgender Day of Visibility 2017

True Colours – Trailblazing Transgender Visibility in the British Armed Forces Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) takes place annually, on 31st March, to celebrate the achievements of trans people across the globe, by making them visible, and heard. I first became visible in 1998, when I finally became strong enough to live my true life and transition gender. It wasn’t …

Thanks on Behalf of Schools OUT

Schools OUT(UK) extends a BIG THANK YOU to all of the literally thousands of people that attended one or more of last month’s OUTing the Past events during February 2017’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History Month. This stunning success of the 3rd National Festival of LGBT History was only made possible by the endeavour of hundreds of volunteers, museums …

Rewind Fast Forward: Sandi Hughes’ History of the Liverpool Scene

But this year, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, I’ve been working with artist collective Re-Dock, digitising both my photograph and video archive. We’ve done a whole range of things so far as part of the project, such as presenting it at the Without Borders conference in London in July, and installing a permanent exhibition of photographs from my …

Trade Unions Championing LGBT Equality at People’s History Museum

Peter Purton, who retired recently as the TUC’s LGBT officer, has written a book to fill a big gap in the history of how we won LGBT rights in Britain: trade unions played an enormous part in all our victories but this is invisible to most people. From the beginning of our struggle for equality, trade unionists were part of …