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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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Unsung Gay Heroes in History

Unsung Gay Heroes in History

THE IMITATION GAME comes to Blu-ray and DVD from 9th March, a biopic of cryptologist Alan Turing and his heroic war-time efforts at Bletchley Park. Upon the home entertainment release of THE IMITATION GAME, we look back into history and highlight other unsung gay heroes…     Alan Turing (1912–1954) Alan Turing was a British […]

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Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

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LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. The couple met at an equalities conference […]

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The surprising truth about the lives of gay men in Victorian England

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THE largest ever survey of court cases relating to the criminalisation of gay men has revealed some surprising finds. Historian Jeff Evans, from Manchester Metropolitan University, has painstakingly sifted through more than 280,000 criminal cases at the National Archive at Kew which suggest that the supposedly prudish Victorians had a far more relaxed attitude to […]

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THE IMITATION GAME – To own on Blu-Ray, DVD & download from 9th March 2015

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One of the cinematic events of 2014 becomes the first essential home entertainment release of 2015 as THE IMITATION GAME – beloved by critics and audiences alike – arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital platforms on 9th March 2015, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL.   Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, THE […]

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council stands up to LGBT discrimination for IDAHOT 2017

The message from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council for this years IDAHOT is that there is no place for Homophobia, Transphobia […]

Victim Support Projects – Wales

  Victim Support Cymru run two specialist projects that offer free and confidential support to the LGBT+ community. Rainbow Bridge […]

IDAHOBIT – Celebrating Difference and Challenging Abuse

Each year on 17 May, LGBT activists and allies across the world mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, […]

More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week starts on 6th March

More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed in 2017 to provide loving homes for children in Britain, according to […]

Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a […]

Force Enquiry Centre Controllers (PC/Scale 4 bar 5)

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PC/Scale 4 bar 5 To be the first point of contact for all types of calls from the public and […]