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Third Nordic Rainbow History & Culture Month

Bill Schiller of the Nordic Rainbow History and Culture Month… Plans are underway for the third LGBT History Month in the Nordic zone this coming October, featuring seminars, performance, film screenings, music, dance, drama, poetry, art and photography. The idea for a Nordic LGBT HM was long ago kindled by LGBT History Month in the UK […]

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Norena Shopland Talks Forbidden Lives

Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales is the first book on Welsh LGBT history. Here its author Norena Shopland tells us more. What time period does Forbidden Lives cover? It stretches across the ages. It starts with Gerald of Wales, which is medieval, and goes up to the present day (it’s got Jan Morris in […]

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The Four Faces of LGBT History Month

The theme of this year’s LGBT History Month is ‘Geography: Mapping the World’. It seeks to focus on the total global importance of LGBT equality, highlighting people from around the world who face daily challenges to their identity. This year the four faces of LGBT HM are people whose lives have laid the foundations for […]

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National Festival of LGBT History returns this month

This February, the National Festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History will return bringing a host of nationwide events on the topic of LGBT history and celebration – promoting equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. The theme of this year’s festival is titled Geography: Mapping the World; commemorating the 30th anniversary […]

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Rainbow flags raised across the UK

Rainbow flags have appeared all over the UK to herald the start of LGBT History Month. Colleges across Oxford and Cambridge University, the Welsh National Assembly and the Guildhall in Bath are just a few of the notable buildings that have hoisted the rainbow flag to show their support. With the initiative going from strength […]

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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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Can We Borrow Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Bus Please?

The LGBT History Month 2016 Showcase is all set to take place in Cambridge on Thursday, with Labi Siffre, Cyril Nri, Claire Mooney and Mark Jennett taking part. But alas, Rainbow the Pink Punters LGBT Bus, which was due to make an appearance in the centre of town, is unable to make it on the […]

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Gay great – Alvin Ailey

His name may not be one you recognise, but Alvin Ailey has been credited with popularising modern dance. Deeply respected in his field, his fellow dancers would often refer to him as Cultural Ambassador of the World and President Obama personally selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His […]

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Gay Pirates…who knew!

They were the feared and violent criminals of the sea. The loss of a leg or an eye could not stop them from boarding your ship and taking everything. And if you crossed them, they would think nothing of making you ‘walk the plank’. Yet pirates were actually trailblazers with laws that where centuries ahead […]

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Review: The Dragprov Revue

The Dragprov Revue – a title born out of the marrying together of drag and improv. But in the case […]

Mi Flamenco Presents: Incognito

Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in […]

Getting Life Back Up: An Interview with Elton Justice

Scotland-born Elton Justice spent three years of his life living in a country of the Far East (having previously lived […]

“Different, New, and Quite Dangerous”: An Interview with Jo Noble

Last year Jo Noble directed Oxford Playhouse’s 17|25 Young Company in Jane Eyre, which “got really good reviews”, she recalls. […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering: “It Is Just Happening”

Ahead of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5-11 March) we talk to the New Family Social’s James Lawrence – himself […]

A Shift Towards Equality: An Interview with Zoe Broughton

Sam Bennett Over 20 years ago, Oxford video journalist Zoe Broughton and Jamie Hartzell made a film about a group […]