Will the rights of transgender asylum seekers in the UK be protected post-Brexit?

Will the rights of transgender asylum seekers in the UK be protected post-Brexit? The media has become oversaturated with speculation on the potentially devastating consequences that a no deal Brexit could have for businesses, trade and the UK economy as a whole, but there has been a worrying lack of coverage on the wider implications of the UK crashing out …

LGBT+ lessons: Government’s support ‘half-hearted’ & left teachers exposed

The government’s support for schools attacked for promoting LGBT+ inclusion has been “half-hearted” and has left many teachers “exposed”, public figures and religious activists say. Author Philip Pullman and Tory MP Crispin Blunt are among 77 signatories of a letter to the education secretary following months of protests outside schools against LGBT+ lessons. The open letter says government guidance, which says primary schools …

Sue Sanders signs open letter calling for inclusive education

Dear Sue, Thank you for adding your name to the LGBT inclusivity letter co-organised by the Accord Coalition for Inclusive Education and British Muslims for Secular Democracy. I am pleased to report it has been published online this afternoon. The letter is timely with the Government continuing to offer half-hearted support for schools who continue to be attacked for promoting acceptance towards …

‘Shout Queer!’ The museums bringing LGBT artefacts out of the closet

(from today’s Guardian) ‘Let’s let them know we’re all here,” says Dan Vo, addressing a crowd of at least 100 in a space just off the domed entrance hall of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s the hottest day of the year so far, and the people fanning themselves with gallery maps have come to join the monthly LGBTQ tour, …

‘It’s easier to be out LGBT in police than teaching’ says Sue Sanders

‘It’s easier to be out LGBT in police than teaching’ Martin George Martin George TES (Twitter: @geomr) Concerns raised about the amount of government funding available to help schools follow new sex education guidance. It is now easier to be an out LGBT police officer than an out LGBT teacher, the co-founder of UK LGBT History Month has said. The warning follows …

Angela Eagle MP: We aren’t getting back in the closet

Former Labour minister Angela Eagle has insisted: “We aren’t going to get back in the closet,” as she challenged those protesting against LGBT equality teaching during a Commons debate. Eagle, who was the first openly gay female MP when she came out in 1997, said such education is not “propagandising” or about “trying to turn people gay”, but about respecting their rights …

Teachers can let pupils know ‘it’s okay to be gay’ Education Secretary Damian Hinds tells Commons

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said teachers should tell children it is okay to be gay. Mr Hinds was responding to Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips, whose city has been at the centre of protests from parents demonstrating against schools giving lessons on LGBT relationships. Ms Phillips told the Commons she met a headteacher from her constituency who wrote to the Department …

Stonewall uprising veterans still astounded 50 years after making history

Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did. Standing outside the Greenwich Village tavern one recent morning, at what is now the Stonewall …

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC TUC publishes first GB major report into LGBT sexual harassment at work 1 in 5 LGBT women who have worked in the last 5 years report that they have been sexually assaulted at work TUC calls for a new duty on employers to properly …

UPDATE: Hackney Half-Marathon Runner raises ££££££ for Schools OUT UK!!!

Nicolas Fisher ran the Hackney half-marathon and raised £210.62 for Schools OUT UK! Nic is French and has been living in London for 23 years. He works in events as a DJ and also manages  a pub in Hackney. He decided to run for Schools Out back on May 19th as it’s a cause close to his heart. He believes …