~ News Archive Pre 2012~

Shock report shows homophobia affects 2 in 3 Aussie youth

Shock report shows homophobiaaffects 2 in 3 Aussie youth – A worrying new Australian study suggests that over 60 percent of LGBTI young people have experienced homophobic or transphobic violence.


Russian girl, 14, punished for ‘gay propaganda’

Russian girl, 14, punished for ‘gay propaganda’ – First minor is punished for a law intended to protect minors from ‘non-traditional sexual minorities’


Schools E-book Competition: design an early reader book

We have the rules finalised for our E-book competition. We’re asking schools around the country to design an early reader e-book that usualises LGBT people as well as others in the Equality Act’s list of protected characteristics. The competition is being run in conjunction with teaching union the ATL. Closing date 15th September 2014.


Schools Film Competition – Out And Inspirational

Schools Film Competition – Out And Inspirational. We have the rules finalised for our film competition. We’re asking schools around the country to make a short film about a British LGBT rights campaigner, plus the life of inspirational US campaigner Harvey Milk. The film is being run in conjunction with The Harvey Milk Foundation. Closing date 20th July 2014.


London: Lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan sacked from college

A lecturer at an east London college who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he loathed Sir Elton John for his “over-burdensome gayism” has been sacked.


Schools OUT UK is Now a Charity!

We are delighted to announce that Schools OUT UK is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation after 40 years of campaigning for LGBT people in education!

Henceforth we shall work under the generic title LGBT History Month with a new logo and website; lgbthistorymonth.org.uk. This website and The Classroom will be incorporated into the new website.

This is a long term project so please bear with us while we move our materials over to the new site; and if you can’t find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Newham College crisis: Principal steps down as ITV News exposes homophobia

The Principal at Newham College has stepped down after ITV News exposed homophobia within senior management. Last Wednesday ITV broadcast a secret recording of academic Dr Mark Wallcot comparing gay teachers to members of the Ku Klux Klan.


NUT LGBT Conference 2013: Bigotry divides, collective action unites

Martin Powell-Davies – member of the NUT National Executive, writes about last Saturday’s LGBT Conference in London: Bigotry divides, collective action unites.


LGBTHM2014 Launched!

Another huge success, the day was hosted by the magnificent University of Birmingham, with children’s workshops in the morning and a extremely entertaining and moving two-hour show in the evening, hilariously introduced by comedien Brbara Nice.


International Trans Remembrance Day

Today (20th November) is the annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the last year 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide. SOUK’s Andrew Dobbin has written ‘Trans – The forgotten strand?’ , looking at Trans issues from an employment and educational viewpoint.


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