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 …

IDAHOBIT 2019 – Friday 17th May

WorldSkills UK will be sharing their report with their networks and across social media on 17 May to mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia). It would be fantastic if you could also share with your networks and support on social media during the day. This forms part of our ongoing diversity and inclusion programme, which aims to drive …

2020 Badge and Faces of 2020 Unveiled

We’re thrilled to reveal our new badge, designed by John Roome, design student at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton. We hope you agree his creation is perfect for next year’s theme “Poetry, Prose and Plays”, our fist link with the National Curriculum subject of English. The new badge will go on sale at the TUC LGBT Conference in July …

Soho to mark 20th anniversary of Admiral Duncan bombing today

(From Pink News today) April 30, 1999, was supposed mark no more than the start of a bank holiday weekend—but a deadly nail bomb attack at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho confined the date to a dark page in history for London’s LGBT+ community. Three people lost their lives in the attack, and 79 more were injured. It was …

Lyra McKee – Two People Arrested

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two teenagers in connection with the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. The suspects, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Saturday morning. The arrests followed the release of …