George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, who was found dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. His manager Michael Lippman said that heart failure was to blame. It is thought he died peacefully in his sleep at some point on […]

Lady Gaga visits young homeless LGBT people at the Albert Kennedy Trust

Global pop superstar Lady Gaga visited the offices of The Albert Kennedy Trust in London and spoke with a number of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, throwing a spotlight on LGBT youth homelessness, and urging people to donate. The surprise visit, which was arranged through The Elton John AIDS Foundation, saw Gaga […]

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South Australia passes historic Relationships Register Bill

A Bill introduced in September by Katrine Hildyard MP has been approved by the South Australia Council and offers many of the rights to same-sex couples that were previously only available to heterosexual married couples. The Bill also legally recognises same-sex marriages that took place overseas. Katrine raised the bill in response to the tragic […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a viral video and a whole range of new products on their website at warwickrowers.org.  All profits go to charity and this year, with the help of Visit Britain, the hunky athletes have been able to […]

Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her announcement comes in the wake of FA chairman Greg Clarke’s comments in which he recommended against any player coming out at the moment. His comments were raised in the Commons by SNP MP Hannah Bardell […]

Hate Crime week (8th-15th) more important in post-Brexit UK

There is little doubt that hate played a big part in the result of the Brexit vote. In the run up to polling day, some areas of the media focused entirely on immigration issues, stirring up racism and using it to justify our exit from the EU. However, this focus on race has not only […]

First pride flag in space

LGBTs have now officially made their mark on space! Not content with having out flag flying over town halls on Pride day, the rainbow flag has now made its way into space! The flag was reportedly sent up with the aid of a high-altitude balloon in August and the GoPro footage has just been released. […]

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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history – the Welsh town’s first LGBT+ club night. The team are still putting a call out to performers, such as DJs (soul, disco and funk), musicians, artists, drag performers, film makers (there is space to project […]

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Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to the role in London Fire Brigade’s 151 year history. Commissioner Cotton, who was previously the Brigade’s Director of Safety and Assurance, took over from Ron Dobson who left the Brigade at the end of 2016 […]

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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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School’s Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed appearance of Julie Bindel at The Working Class Movement Library in Manchester on the 4th of February, which is promoted on the LGBT History Month Calendar. As the creators of LGBT History Month and the owners of the website and associated social media, we […]

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Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers, in a move that recognises that LGBT needs are far wider than Hate Crime. […]

Native American nation introduces same-sex marriage

When same-sex marriage was introduced across all 50 states last year, there was an exception for Native American nations who […]

The Rocky Horror Show: Fyne meets Riff Raff

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Kristian Lavercombe portrays Riff Raff in the current tour of the Rocky Horror Show, playing in Oxford from 13th-17th & […]

Adoptions by same-sex couples in England now nearly 1 in 10

New figures published today by the Department for Education show adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 9.6 per cent of all […]

Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, […]

Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election […]