Sue Sanders Wins The First Rainbow Honors Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

The Trustees of Schools Out UK and the Management Committee would like to thank the Diva Rainbow Honours Committee for acknowledging all the hard work, effort and advocacy that SUE SANDERS has contributed for over 40 years to make the world a safer and more inclusive place for ALL oppressed minorities, but especially LGBT+ people. She has empowered many of …

Pitt Rivers Museum Trails LGBT+ HM November Launch

LGBT education charity Schools Out – run by a volunteering handful of teachers and ex-teachers – has orchestrated LGBT History Month (February) since 2005. Supported by OUTing the Past, the International Festival of LGBT History, the 16th incarnation has its launch in November at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers and Museum of Natural History. The event is being coordinated by Schools Out committee member, …

‘No Outsiders’ by Andrew Moffatt – Review

NO OUTSIDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools & RECLAIMING RADICAL IDEAS IN SCHOOLS Preparing Young Children for Life in Modern Britain By Andrew Moffat Given the controversy over Andrew’s work in Parkview School I thought it was wise for Schools OUT UK to review his books and explore his work.  Andrew and I have known …

Dr Jeff Evans – We’re here, we’re Queer and we’re not going shopping!

Watch this to see how far we have come and how far we need to go. Dr Jeff Evans is a crucial part of Schools OUT UK and founded OUTing the Past for us. In his own way he also made a little bit of LGBT+ history. Back in the early 1990s, Jeff was expelled by Salford University’s student Union …

1 in 5 bisexual people report being sexually assaulted at work, TUC poll reveals

Bisexual people report high levels of unwanted touching and sexual assaul 1 in 4 bisexual people reported they had experienced sexual harassment and that it made them leave or want to leave their job, with 1 in 8 leaving as a result TUC calls for a new duty on employers to properly protect their staff from sexual harassment at work …

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 …