Only Days to go to Respond to the GRA Consultation

The Public Consultation on the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act closes on Friday the 19th of October so this is your last chance to make your views known. The consultation, which has been open throughout the summer, seeks the public’s response to the Government Equality Office (GEO) plans to allow people to self identify in their chosen gender …

LGBT History Month 2019 to Launch with Queer Beyond London

The Launch of LGBT History Month 2019 is ready to rolll and this year we’re twinning with Queer Beyond London to make it a really special event. The Launch will be hosted by The British Library on Wednesday the 14th of November from 5.30 onwards. The theme will be Peace, Reconciliation and Activism. The evening will begin with networking, drinks, snacks …

Launch Event 24.10.18 – Sue Sanders & Schools OUT UK Archive

Sue Sanders and Schools OUT UK Archive Celebration Category – Archive Date(s) – 24 October 2018 Time – 7:00 PM Price – Free Location – Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH BOOK HERE Sue Sanders, Emeritus Professor of Harvey Milk Institute, is founder of LGBT History Month and chairperson of Schools OUT UK. An active LGBT rights campaigner for over 40 years, Sue has …

RIP Lindsey Kemp

Lindsay Kemp, performer and choreographer, born 3 May 1938; died 24 August 2018 Read The Guardian Obituary here

India Decriminalises Homosexuality

Campaigners and LGBT+ crowds in Delhi cheered, cried and waved rainbow flags outside the Supreme court on the 6th of September as India decriminalised same-sex sexual activity. The wording that was removed (imposed in the colonial era) was sex “against the order of nature” and the decision, according to the Indian chief justice, Dipak Mishr, means that “Sexual orientation is …

The NHS Long Term Plan – The National LGB&T Partnership 

Dear all, Every now and then something really important is happening and we’ll send you an extra newsletter in addition to our monthly bulletin. This is one of those times. Below you’ll find more information about the NHS Long Term Plan, and some ways to get involved in affecting real change for LGBTQ people within healthcare. We really hope you …

Queermove 2018 – Dr Jeff Evans in Sweden This Saturday

DR JEFF EVANS – OUTING THE PAST: THE FESTIVAL OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANS HISTORY 2019 WHEN: 13:00, Saturday the 13/10-2018. WHERE: Novascenen, NOVA, Lunagallerian The talk will be held in English! The Festival of Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Trans History is one of Jeff’s responses to help ‘redress the narrow crude imbalance in our reading of the past’. Since it’s small beginnings …

Founder of LGBT History Festival North East Comes Out: as a Muslim

A university lecturer and Equality campaigner has announced that he has embraced Islam as a faith. Not only that; he has become chair of a new Muslim LGBTQI+ organisation called Hidayah. Drew Dalton, a Senior Lecturer at a UK university, after having spent almost twenty years within the sectors of both education (schools and colleges) and charity management at both operational …

LGBT History Month Fares Brilliantly in Wales Awards

Schools OUT UK and LGBT History Month member Kate Hutchinson and LGBT History Month patron Gareth Thomas featured in the 2018 Pinc List top 40. Schools OUT UK CEO Tony Fenwick said he was delighted. “Kate is a tremendous and tireless advocate for the trans-community and for intersectionality. As well as working with us she runs Wipe Out Transphobia and …

Irish Festival: GAZE LGBT Film Festival opens 26th Festival

The GAZE LGBT Film Festival officially opened tonight at Light House Cinema with the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring in attendance as special guest of honour. The 26th festival opened with the Irish premiere of Riot, which charts and celebrates the history of LGBT activism in Australia, telling the story of the roots of Mardi Gras – particularly timely given that …